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

100%

offer access to the Internet, and nearly 100% offer free wifi and computer use at no cost

Libraries Strengthen Local Economies

73%

assist with job applications and interviewing skills

68%

help patrons use databases to find jobs

48%

provide entrepreneurs with business information

36%

offer work space for mobile workers

Libraries Make Communities Healthier

77%

of public libraries offer online health resources

59%

provide programs for finding health insurance

Libraries Help Children Learn

95%

provide online homework help and summer reading programs

Sources:
ALA Office for Library Advocacy
ALA Office for Research and Statistics
All facts compiled in 2017.

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Support Your Public Library

Click Find a Library to see if your public library is participating in #LibraryGivingDay.

If your public library isn’t listed, please let them know how important it is for them to join the movement.

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Together, we can make it a success!