Millennials and Library Usage
New analysis of Pew Research Center survey data indicates that 53% of Millennials (those ages 18 to 35) in America are more likely to have visited a public library in the past year than any other adult generation. Continue reading …  

Pew Research on Libraries
"More than two-thirds of Americans are actively engaged with public libraries." The Pew Research Center released a new report examining the spectrum of Americans' relationships with public libraries.

"... print books remain much more popular than books in digital format ..."
Are you intrigued by this statement? Read the Pew Research Center report HERE.


"Libraries in NH are NOT dying."
Check out these statistics: there are 57 NH Library Construction Projects (2005–2018), both completed and in the active planning and/or constructions stages. Thanks to Christie Sarles, Director of the Tuftonboro Free Library, for compiling this invaluable LIST

More Than 180,000 Items Available Online
The New York Public Library just made their Public Domain Digital Collection free to share and reuse. Check it out!

Digital Public Library of America
The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science. Check it out HERE.

"New Hampshire is the best state in America ... for loving its libraries.
Perhaps the reason is rooted in history ... or maybe its love of reading is rooted in law ..."
  Continue reading the entire article from The Washington Post.

Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Interview
Part of a series of interviews of state librarians, this post features NH State Librarian Michael York and LSTA (Library Services & Technology Act) Coordinator Janet Eklund discussing how they see the needs of library users in NH changing and evolving. Continue reading: IMLS blog


Pew Research on Libraries
December 11, 2013 ... "Americans strongly value the role of public libraries in their communities, both for providing access to materials and resources and for promoting literacy and improving the overall quality of life. Most Americans say they have only had positive experiences at public libraries, and value a range of library resources and services.” LINK to the website and downloadable PDF of report

Warm up with a good book!
What NH bookstores are doing to keep you reading local.
January 30, 2014 ... "Contrary to popular belief, America's bookstores are not dying off. Or at least, not all of them. Not the ones in New Hampshire run by the determined, business-savvy and creative entrepreneurs." Are you intrigued by this statement? LINK to read the entire article in "The Hippo":

PEW Research on Children and Libraries
May 1, 2013 … Pew Internet and American Life Project report found that: "The vast majority of parents of minor children—children younger than 18—feel libraries are very important for their children.” Very interesting research about parents, children, libraries, and reading. LINK to the report.

Library Services in the Digital Age
January 22, 2013 ... Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project report found that "... 91 percent of Americans (16 or older) say that public libraries are important to their communities, and 76 percent say libraries are important to them and their families." This report puts to rest the notion that public libraries are not needed in a world where information is available predominately online and in electronic formats. Americans continue to see the value of libraries and believe the availability of computers and Internet services is as fundamental to libraries as books and reference help. LINK to read the entire report.

Center for the Book at the State Library
"The Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library was established in 2003 to celebrate and promote reading, books, literacy, and the literary heritage of New Hampshire and to highlight the role that reading and libraries play in enriching the lives of the people of the Granite State." LINK to their website. The Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library is an affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress:

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