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Update #1 ·

Update on June 26, 2012

Thanks to all of you who’ve spoken up on behalf of our public libraries! Your support comes at a critical time as financial strains bear down on libraries nationwide; more than 57% of public libraries report flat or decreased budgets for the 2012 fiscal year.

In addition to the range of critical learning services they’ve traditionally offered, 62% of American public libraries are the only providers of free computer and Internet access for their communities. View the complete study findings here.

As more people than ever turn to their libraries for essential technology services, we must ensure that all Americans have access to these great public institutions. Keep inviting your friends to sign the petition here.

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