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National Library Week 2021

National Library Week runs from April 4 to April 10 this year.  And while the past year has been very different for libraries, we are still providing services in a number of new ways. We offer the opportunity to explore new worlds through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs. Take time to connect with us during National Library Week to see all we have to offer!

Natalie Portman is 2021 National Library Week Honorary Chair

Natalie Portman is Honorary Chairman of National Library Week.

Did You Know?

  • • There are more public libraries than Starbucks in the U.S. – a total of 16,568, including branches. Nearly 100% of public libraries provide Wi-Fi and have no-fee access to computers. 
  • • Americans go to public libraries more often than they go to the movies.
  • • In 2016, there were 1.4 billion in-person visits to public libraries across the U.S., the equivalent of about 4 million visits each day. That’s 2,664 per minute.
  • • 84% of libraries offer technology training to patrons in computer software use.
  • • 9 out of 10 libraries offer access to e-books.
  • • 73.1% of libraries provide programs that assist individuals apply for jobs, create resumes, and prepare for interviews.
  • • 97%  of libraries help people complete online government forms.
  • • 95% provide online homework assistance.
  • • 95% offer summer reading programs for children.
  • • 100% of public libraries offer access to the Internet.
  • • 98% of public libraries offer free Wifi.
  • • 90% help patrons with basic Internet skills.

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