Friday, August 06, 2004

Public Library Facts

Did you know?
  • There are more public libraries than McDonald's – a total of 16,220, including branches.
  • Americans spend more than three times as much on salty snacks as they do on public libraries.
  • Americans check out an average of more than six books a year. They spend $25.25 a year for the public library – much less than the average cost of one hardcover book. (What a bargain!)
  • Public libraries are the number one point of online access for people without Internet connections at home, school or work.
  • 95% of public libraries provide public access to the Internet.

Facts courtesy of the American Library Association