Harper Woods Library Foundation
The American Library Association is often asked to answer questions about public libraries: How they are used, who is using them, and what people think of them? This Fact Sheet was designed to help answer those questions. It contains information from recent studies that document public library use and opinions held by individuals about public libraries.
91% believe libraries are changing and dynamic places with a variety of activities for the whole family.
90% believe libraries are places of opportunity for education, self-help and offer free access to all.
88% agreed libraries are unique because you have access to nearly everything on the Web or in print, as well as personal service and assistance in finding it.
83% believe libraries and librarians play an essential role in our democracy and are needed now more than ever.
How Money is Raised:
Grassroot Fundraising Projects-Brick by Brick program, for example
Employee Matching Program
Private and public donations
Gifts and grants
The Foundation Supports: