May 25, 2022

Just in Time For National Library Week, U.S. Census Bureau Releases a Compilation of Statistics About Libraries

From the U. S. Census Bureau:

From the American Library Association: “The theme for National Library Week (April 4-10, 2021), ‘Welcome to Your Library,’ promotesmic libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs.”

From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 3226—National Library Week, March 15, 1958: “Let National Library Week be a time for the appraisal of community needs for library services and of the means for meeting them, for encouraging the development of a better-read, better-informed citizenry, and for rededication to that fine public service that has always been characteristic of the libraries of America.”

Data Sources Include:

  • American Community Survey
  • Annual Survey of State and Local Government Finances
  • Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll (ASPEP)
  • Economic Census

Direct to Compilation of Facts and Statistics From the U.S. Census

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.