"Public libraries are taking on a new image these days as incubators for a wide range of startups.

According to a 2013 study by the American Library Association, there are about 16,000 public libraries in the United States with 95 percent of those institutions reporting offerings related to economic and workforce services. Roughly half of those libraries state that they also provide specialized support services to startups and small businesses."

Read Foundation President and CEO Deborah Hoover's most recent article for Smart Business on the role libraries play in the entrepreneurship space.

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