In honor of National Library Week check out your very own Tyndall Library. 

On 13 April the Library will be hosting a special “Love your library” story time

To hold you over until this fun event check out these:

Facts about Public Libraries

  • 68 percent of Americans have a library card
  • 75 percent of library card holders used their library cards in 2008. (Source)
  • Americans check out more than 2 billion items each year from their public libraries; the average user takes out more than seven books a year
  • Patrons also go to their libraries to learn new computer skills, conduct job searches and participate in the activities of local community organizations
  • Average cost to the taxpayer for these services is $31 a year
    Source for last three: 2008 State of America’s Libraries report)
  • There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the US – a total of 16,541 including branches
  • Americans spend more than twice as much on candy as they do on public libraries. [Source (PDF)]
  • Americans check out an average of more than seven books a year. They spend $33.56 a year for the public library – about the average cost of one hardcover book. [Source (PDF)]
  • Public libraries are the number one point of online access for people without internet connections at home, school, or work. [Source (PDF)]
  • 98.7% of public libraries provide public access to the internet. [Source (PDF)]

Use it and Enjoy it. 

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