Library Approval Ratings
Public libraries play an important role in our communities. According to a Library Services Survey, some 94 percent of Americans say that having a public library improves a community and that the local library is a “welcoming, friendly place;” incredible approval ratings for any U.S. public institution.
• 95% agree that resources available at public libraries play an important role in giving everyone a chance to succeed;
• 95% say that public libraries are important because they promote literacy and a love of reading;
• 94% say that having a public library improves the quality of life in a community;
• 81% say that public libraries provide many services people would have a hard time finding elsewhere.