ALA Releases State of America’s Libraries Report

BPL proudly upholds free access to information.

On April 24, the American Library Association (ALA) kicked off National Library Week with the release of its annual State of America’s Libraries Report, highlighting the challenges U.S. libraries face – as well as the ways they innovated to meet the needs of their communities. Notably, the report includes the Top Thirteen Frequently Challenged Books of 2022. 

Access to information is at the forefront of the mission of any public library, and it’s a mission that the Boston Public Library (BPL) proudly continues to uphold. In February 2023, the BPL signed on to the Urban Library Council’s Declaration of Democracy and in doing so confirmed the BPL’s commitment to:  

  • Serve as a convener for and facilitator of civic engagement and civil discourse  
  • Increase efforts to fight misinformation by seeking new ways to help patrons find verifiable and accurate information  
  • Leverage programming, collections and other resources to promote human dignity, open dialogue, and respect for diverse viewpoints  

Would you like to support the BPL in honor of it’s commitment to democracy? Make your gift to the Boston Public Library Fund today.

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