News and Updates

Find out more about the role and significance of libraries in the United States.

The High Cost of Illiteracy

Did you know that illiteracy costs the United States billions of dollars every single year?

Approximately 32 million adults in the United States can't read, according to the U.S. Department of Education and the National Institute of Literacy. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that 50 percent of U.S. adults can't read a book written at an eighth-grade level.


5 Ways Libraries Support Veterans

Military veterans are among the bravest and most selfless people in our country. They have put their lives on the line to protect our freedoms. One of these freedoms is our freedom to access information. Often this information is accessed through libraries.


Wise Investors Invest in Libraries

Wise investors know a good deal when they see it, which is why so many people who are smart and wealthy love their public library.

That's because the research repeatedly shows that the Return-on-Investment (ROI) for your local library is around $5 (but could be up to $9), for every dollar spent on them.