Friday, November 8, 2013

What Public Libraries Have the Highest Per Cap Operating Income in the U.S., or Your Region?

What libraries in your state or region have the highest operating income per capita?  Southern New England is represented here for libraries serving communities of all sizes.  But you can view your region and limit the libraries by size of community served, by using the filters on the right.


Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  

Friday, November 1, 2013

What Public Libraries Have the Highest Circulation Rates in the U.S.?

What libraries in your state or region have the highest circulation per capita?  Southern New England is represented here for libraries serving communities of all sizes.  But you can view your region and limit the libraries by size of community served, by using the filters on the right.


Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Library Staff: Who Has the Most?


 What libraries in your state or region have the most staff per 10,000 service population?  Southern New England is represented here for libraries serving communities of all sizes.  But you can view your region and limit the libraries by size of community served, by using the filters on the right.


Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

Monday, October 28, 2013

What Libraries in Your Region Have the Highest Program Attendance Rates?

What libraries in your state or region have high program attendance?  Southern New England is represented here for libraries serving communities of all sizes.  But you can view your region and limit the libraries by size of community served, by using the filters on the right.


Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What Areas in Your Region Have the Highest Rate of Children's Circulation?

What parts of your state or region have the highest children's circulation per capita?  Southern New England is represented here for libraries serving communities of all sizes.  But you can view your region and limit the libraries by size of community served, by using the filters on the right.

Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

What Areas in Your Region Have the Highest Library Program Attendance Rates?

What parts of your state or region have the highest library program attendance per capita?  Southern New England is represented here for libraries serving communities of all sizes.  But you can view your region and limit the libraries by size of community served, by using the filters on the right.

Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

What Areas in Your Region Have the Highest Library Visit Rates?

What parts of your state or region have the highest library visits per capita?  Southern New England is represented here for libraries serving communities of all sizes.  But you can view your region and limit the libraries by size of community served, by using the filters on the right.

Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

What State Has the Most M.L.S. Librarians Per Population?

Connecticut has the highest rate of M.L.S. librarians per 10,000 population served.  Find out how other states do.


Data comes from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Compare Your Public Library to All U.S. Public Libraries

This Excel file chart-making tool can create charts that compare your library to all the other public libraries that:
  • are in your state
  • are in your state and serve a similar population
  • are in the U.S.
  • are in the U.S. and serve a similar population
Download the file located on the Connecticut State Library National Chart-maker page, or download it directly by clicking on the image below.  The file is 3.6 MB, so it may take a few moments to download.

National Public Library Chart-Maker




Monday, September 16, 2013

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Find Out Which U.S. Libraries Claim the Highest Foot Traffic

What parts of your state or region claim the highest visits per capita?  Southern New England is represented here for libraries serving communities of all sizes.  But you can view your region and limit the libraries by size of community served, by using the filters on the right.


Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

What Areas in Your Region Have the Highest Circulation Rates?

What parts of your state or region have the highest circulation per capita?  Southern New England is represented here for libraries serving communities of all sizes.  But you can view your region and limit the libraries by size of community served, by using the filters on the right .




Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

What States Have the Highest Children's Circulation?


Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What States Spend the Most, Per Capita, on Their Public Libraries?


Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

State Public Library Circulation Per Capita Vs. Operating Income Per Capita

Most states would want to be somewhere high on this chart, but not too far to the right.



Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

What States Provide the Most Internet Computers in Public Libraries?

The results on Public Internet Computers per 1000 population served shows some interesting clusters of states where the numbers are higher.  The northern states seem to have better numbers, but not always.


Using the slider can make this easier to visualize.

Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. 

What States Have the Busiest Public Libraries?

Public library statistics for FY2011 were just released.  Here are the results based on statewide totals.  Circulation per capita varies quite a bit from state to state:


Also, by library visits per capita.  Note how the visit rate is higher in colder climates:


For both of these charts you can change the population served to find out if your state's rates change when the libraries serve different sized communities.

I'll be releasing more of these visualizations in the coming weeks.

Data from the FY2011 Public Library Survey, collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.