The State of America’s Libraries

During this time of rapid social change, libraries of all types are providing welcoming spaces to an increasingly diverse population. The State of America’s Libraries 2018: A Report from the American Library Association, a special American Libraries digital supplement, affirms the invaluable role libraries and library workers play within their communities by leading efforts to transform lives through education and lifelong learning.

Edited by Kathy Rosa, director of the ALA Library and Research Center, The State of America’s Libraries 2018 features news and commentary on:

  • The top 10 most challenged books in 2017
  • Voter perceptions, use, and attitudes toward public libraries
  • Health and digital literacy initiatives
  • Sustainability as a library’s core value
  • School libraries and student outcomes
  • Three major trends affecting libraries
  • Library advocates and federal funding

Read this special issue online in our easy-to-use web browser format or download it as a PDF for offline reading.