Welcome to the library! Whether you're here in person or accessing the library online, we're curious why you're here, and what you are seeking. Your insights and experiences will create a dynamic picture of your community — and the country — viewed through the lens of local libraries. You will help journalists, librarians, the American Library Association (ALA) and its Public Library Association (PLA) division explore the information and civic needs of communities and do a better job of meeting them.
Your response, your first name and last initial, and your location will be displayed on a public interactive map, updated in real time. They also will be shared with this library, the ALA, the PLA, and journalists in American Public Media's Public Insight Network (PIN) — a channel for everyday people to make news coverage more transparent, trustworthy and relevant by sharing their personal experiences and insights.
Any personal information you provide, such as your e-mail address, will remain private and confidential to a small circle of journalists who may follow up with you and ask for your help with future news stories. American Public Media cares deeply about your privacy.
We've upgraded the LibrariUS tool to allow librarians and researchers to filter through the responses to the LibrariUS query. Learn more about what more than 2,000 people have told the Public Insight Network about how they use the library.
Oscar Gittemeier, 32, of Atlanta, told the Public Insight Network that if it weren't for audiobooks, and the libraries that supplied them, he wouldn't have graduated from high school.
Your local library can help the American Library Association, its Public Library Association division, and the Public Insight Network with the LibrariUS project by placing a widget on the library's website.
Click on the image below to see the most common words shared with the LibrariUS projects.
Questions about this project? Feel free to call or email Melody Ng with the Public Insight Network at American Public Media. You can reach her at 651-290-1499 or email@example.com. We are always interested in your feedback and story ideas.
By filling out this form, you are giving American Public Media and other newsrooms in the Public Insight Network permission to contact you for help with current and future news coverage, and you become part of the Public Insight Network.