The 140-year-old Library Journal and Community Connections has produced The Library Story, which examines the viability of libraries from a community perspective. The initiative serves to highlight the critical nature of library services and their availability.
Topics covered include: digital access and use, circulation of books and media, early literacy programming, and engagement with the community. It is hoped that this review will enable libraries, library friends, concerned citizens and policy makers to target areas of concern and make the case for comprehensive, accessible library services.
To follow this project as it develops, visit Inside the Library Story: What Data Reveals About Public Libraries and their Communities