Actually we really know where to find information. That’s our job, using books, online databases and the internet.
Last year we answered over 17,000 questions in the libraries in the three counties. Multiply that number by all the libraries in Florida and that is a lot of information found.
Library staff are information professionals and can help you find reliable and accurate information. Just ask!
Tell your library story to FL legislators as they work on the final state budget: http://tinyurl.com/3pxrjkc
Public libraries are the number one point of online access for people without internet connections at home, school or work.
Snapshot Day in FL–January 25, 2011.
Please voice your support of public library funding in Florida. The Florida legislature is working on the final budget proposal that will fund programs throughout the state.
State Aid to Libraries, an appropriation that all libraries need to provide services, is currently funded at $17 million. $21.2 million is needed to qualify the state for Federal funds.
Local, state and federal funds provide library services such as books and other libray materials, bookmobiles, computer classes, programs, and other services that make up our quality library service.
It’s easy to voice your support and tell your library story: http://capwiz.com/ala/fl/home/ Enter your zip code and your library support message will be sent to the appropriate state legislator. Let them know you value libraries!
National Library Week, April 10-16
Today’s libraries can help you discover a new and exciting world. Take advantage of free access to books, CDs, DVDs, computers, homework help, assistance with resumes, job searches, and government forms.
Remember Snapshot Day in the library? You may have consented to have your photo taken and provided some comments on libraries. All these photos and comments from all over Florida were complied to show a ‘snapshot’ in one day in the life of Florida libraries. See the final photo stream and comments here: Snapshot Day
There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the U.S.–a total of 16, 604 including branches.
… Over 256,000 items were checked out in
libraries in the three counties last year.
…library staff answered and found information on more than 17,000 questions.
…almost 51,000 people used library computers.
…over 26,000 children, teens and adults visited the libraries for programs.
(Statistics for Oct. 1,2009 to Sept. 30, 2010.)
62% of adults in the U.S. have public library cards.