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Public libraries in America are under attack. If we're not careful, we could lose one of our nation’s most valuable learning and community resources. In an American Library Association (ALA) survey of 7,260 public libraries on public usage and funding for the budget year 2011-2012, 57% of participating libraries reported that their funding was flat or decreased. Twenty-three states cut funding for public libraries – the third year in a row that 40% of states did so.
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