How Americans Value Public Libraries in Their Communities

Source: Kathryn Zickuhr, Lee Rainie, Kristen Purcell and Maeve Duggan, Pew Research Center, December 2013

From the summary:
Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life. Most Americans say they have only had positive experiences at public libraries, and value a range of library resources and services.