9 facts about librarians you probably didn’t know

(CNN)Libraries in the US have long been community fixtures, providing gathering spaces along with public access to books and information. According to the Institute of Museum and Library Services, around 1.3 billion people visit public libraries every year, more than the 1.24 billion movie theater admissions in 2017. These readers will probably tell you the book is better than the movie, too. 2. There are more of them than you might think According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are about 126,800 librarians in the US. New York has the most, with 12,360 librarians. 3. They help spies Want to work for the Central Intelligence Agency? A library degree (and the ability to pass an intensive background check) might …