Technology is a fast-paced beast that is changing Americans’ reading habits. Half of Americans now own a tablet or e-reader and libraries have responded by expanding their digital offerings.

But what hasn’t changed is folks’ love for reading; and libraries play an important role.

In advance of the American Library Association’s Midwinter Convention (#alamw14), we’ve rounded up some of our most key facts on Americans and libraries, and we’ll be sharing them throughout the day.