Brand new research from Pew Research Center, in a report entitled Libraries at the Crossroads, reveals what the public desires from community libraries.

According to results, many Americans say they want public libraries to:

  • support local education;
  • serve special constituents such as veterans, active-duty military personnel and immigrants;
  • help local businesses, job seekers and those upgrading their work skills;
  • embrace new technologies such as 3-D printers and provide services to help patrons learn about high-tech gadgetry.