Libraries: A Great Local Government Resource in Tough Economic Times

Source: ICMA, January 2009

What’s the best value for the money in times of economic trouble? The local library!

During the current financial crisis, everything seems down. But the
use of libraries is way up, as people turn to this great local
government resource for help in these troubled times.

With the nation in recession, Americans are visiting their local
public libraries more often and checking out items with greater
frequency. Libraries across the United States report that more people
are turning to libraries in record numbers to take advantage of the
free resources available there.

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