Research from the New York Comprehensive Center supports Public Libraries as Centers for Lifelong Learning

November, 2012

The New York Comprehensive Center (NYCC) has released a new publication entitled Public Libraries Informational Brief: Impact of Public Libraries on Students and Lifelong Learners. This publication focuses on the positive effects public libraries have on people of all ages, beginning with early childhood literacy and continuing on to lifelong learning opportunities, highlighting the many stages in between.  It analyzes and summarizes current research and reports about the impact of public libraries on learning in New YorkState and beyond.

This document joins NYCC’s previous work, Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement, in a series. These briefs were prepared by NYCC in consultation with the New York State Education Department and the New York State Library. Both documents are aligned with the New York State Board of Regents Reform Agenda.

To read the full brief on public libraries, visit: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/nyla/nycc_public_library_brief.pdf

To read the Informational Brief: Impact of School Libraries on Student Achievement visit: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/nyla/nycc_school_library_brief.pdf

For more information about NYCC, visit: http://www.nycomprehensivecenter.org/

 

Bernard A. Margolis

Assistant Commissioner for Libraries and State Librarian

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