Support Your Library
How You Can Make a Difference
Beginning April 10, 2019, #LibraryGivingDay, a new fundraising movement, will launch in support of public libraries. Can we count on you to support your library during Library Giving Day?
There are over 9,000 public libraries that can be found in communities across the nation. And, for all that public libraries provide these communities, they all have a something in common. First, they’re accessible to everyone and second, there’s no cost to use the library. But, public libraries depend on support from the communities they serve.
Below are some statistics that explain the positive impact that public libraries have in the communities they serve. Please do your part to support your library during Library Giving Day.
Why You Should Support Your Public Library
Libraries Provide Access to the Internet
offer access to the Internet, and nearly 100% offer free wifi and computer use at no cost
Libraries Strengthen Local Economies
assist with job applications and interviewing skills
help patrons use databases to find jobs
provide entrepreneurs with business information
offer work space for mobile workers
of public libraries offer online health resources
provide programs for finding health insurance
provide online homework help and summer reading programs
ALA Office for Library Advocacy
ALA Office for Research and Statistics
All facts compiled in 2017.