|所有的著者/提供者：||Public Agenda Foundation.; Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.; Americans for Libraries Council.|
|描述：||81 p. : ill.|
|其他题名：||Fresh look at public and leadership attitudes about libraries in the 21st century|
|责任：||prepared by Public Agenda ; with support from Americans for Libraries Council, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.|
Americans prize public library service and see libraries as potential solutions to many communities' most pressing problems, from universal access to computers to the need for better options for keeping teens safe and productive. But few Americans are aware of the increasingly tenuous financial picture faced by many libraries. The report includes the results of a national survey of the general public as well as interviews with national and local civic leaders.