Friday, May 09, 2008

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Support your local library. Librarians and library supporters will rally in Washington DC to advocate for libraries. Urge your representatives to support libraries.

Can’t travel to Washington, DC ?

You can still participate in National Library Legislative Day by organizing Virtual Library support @ FOLUSA in your state by phone, fax, and email from May 12 and 16.

3 to 1: U.S public library cardholders vs Amazon customers worldwide

8 million questions a week answered by Reference Librarians
~ the line of people would stretch from New York City to Anchorage, Alaska

$ 31.00: Annual expenditure by Americans for public libraries
~ about the cost of 1 hardcover book

Return On Investment (ROI)
~ San Francisco PL Friends' study shows SFPL R.O.I is $3.34
~ Burbank Public Library Value Use Calculator

CLICK for more:
~ Economic Benefits of Libraries
~ Library Facts for Legislators

American Library Association
State of America's Libraries 2008

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