Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Nuggets from the 2013 Pew Research Center Report on Public Libraries

How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities

Margin of error of 1/22/2013 report:  +/- 2.3%
Margin  of error of 12/11/2013 report:  +/- 1.5%

From the 12/11/2013 report on Public library use and library website use:    Recent library visitors are more likely to be 
  • women, 
  • those under age 65, 
  • adults who have college degrees, and 
  • adults who live in households earning $100,000 or more.

As for Wisconsin......

The number of (onsite) annual visits to Wisconsin public libraries peaked in 2009 at 35,781,390. Since then the number of visits has declined 6% to 33,627,277.

Related post:
Pew Research Center Report: How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities.  (12/11/2013)

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