Library visits increase during economic downturn

According to the ALA’s 2008 State of America’s Libraries Report, Americans visited their libraries nearly 1.3 billion times and checked out more than 2 billion items in the past year, an increase of more than 10 percent in both checked out items and library visits, compared to data from the last economic downturn in 2001.

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  1. Supernatural Botanicals
    August 28, 2008 at 10:48 am

    Yay! Finally, the library craze caught on. I’ve never understood people who say “I haven’t been to the library since 3rd grade.”

    What’s not to love? It’s my sanctuary away from home.

    Definitely on the “top 10” things in life that I enjoy most.


  2. Marley
    August 28, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    I LOVE my library. I’d be so broke if I actually had to buy all the books I read. It also allows me to discover new authors and hobbies.

    What’s not to love!!

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