In a previous blog post, I shared some interesting collection statistics from Michigan public libraries, compiled from the annual reports we submit to the Library of Michigan.
Here are a few programming and technology facts I found particularly interesting:
- Public libraries offered 93,022 public programs last year; 56,639 were for children
- Total program attendance for all public library programs was 2,462,741
- 8.5 million reference questions were answered, an average of 23,514 per day across the state
- All public libraries offer internet access to their patrons on 8,938 public use computers, used more than 14 million times
- Impressive though these numbers are, we rank in about the middle of the 50 states in most of the categories
Most importantly is what KPL has to offer you! Visit our website, branches, bookmobile, central library and use our services.
Michigan Library Stats and State Aid