Maybe people have a renewed love affair with the library. After all, libraries are remaking themselves offering services, events, and resources that help the community and fill the needs of today’s patron.
Or maybe there are two Americas. Some people with the disposable income and desire, see a lot of movies, concerts, museums, and sporting events. People with kids may attend more of these things (except concerts). And these people may hardly go to the library (unless you have kids).
Then there are others, seniors, people with little kids, or those in a bookstore desert who may visit the library often -- but not patronize other venues.
It also depends on where you live. Only 20 states have Major League Baseball teams, of course people in those states go to more sporting events than those in Mississippi.