The report, Opportunity for All: How the American Public Benefits from Internet Access at U.S. Libraries, is based on the first, large-scale study of who uses public computers and Internet access in public libraries. It also looks at the ways library patrons use this free technology service, why they use it, and how it affects their lives. It was conducted by the University of Washington Information School and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Making libraries more accessible has spurred library usage. In the King County Library System, the mini-libraries in the Crossroads Mall in Bellevue and the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila generate heavy traffic and usage.
Those of us in the Redmond area are indeed fortunate to have a rich variety of services offered at the Redmond Library. Take advantage of the opportunity!