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Libraries on the Edge

We’ve known for a long time that libraries are much more than shelves of books. More than 100 million Americans walk into a public library every year to use public access computers and the Internet for help with job search resources, health information, government services and homework assistance.* New research from Pew Internet & American […]

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Are libraries getting their fair share of stimulus funds?

There’s good news and bad news for American libraries.  First, the good news: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) set aside $7.2 billion to expand broadband connectivity in libraries, schools, and other “anchor institutions” across the country.  This funding couldn’t have come at a better time.  In most communities, struggling public libraries are the […]

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