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“Freedom is found through the portals of our nation’s libraries.” - David McCullough, Speech at the Library of Congress about his book on John Adams, aired on C-Span, June 10, 2001.
Americans go to school, public and academic libraries more than three times as frequently as they go to the movies.
There are more public libraries than Starbucks in the U.S.total of 17,566 including branches.
Nearly 100% of public libraries provide WiFi and have no-fee access to computers.
In 2013, there were 1.5 billion in-person visits to public libraries across the U.S., the equivalent of more than 4 million visits each day. That’s 2,854 per minute.
Credit: Quotable Facts About America's Libraries - ALA
Public, school and Academic Libraries are essential to the health of democracy.
Ask your librarian how to find any topic that interests you - they will find it for you and help you find even more.
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