In a recent Pew Study on libraries, guess what they found?
- 85% of people believe libraries should DEFINITELY provide free early literacy programs
- 85% of people believe libraries should DEFINITELY work more closely with local schools to provide resources to kids.
These services are the ones that the general public is in greatest agreement about. Maybe that's because 78% of people feel that the library is effective at promoting literacy and the love of reading.
So--good for you if early literacy programs and school collaboration is part of what you do. And if you don't yet? Well, then, maybe it is time to explore ways you can! The public thinks that is what you should be doing.