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Illinois Library Facts

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Library Score

Illinois has many libraries!

Libraries

780
61 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

Illinois is a very big state!

State Population

12,859,995

Library Programs Score

Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Illinois!

Computers Available

15,539

Bookmobiles

17
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Books, Music, & Movies
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Books, CDs, and Videos Available

Number of Items
Source: Library Scout
Programs
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Library Programs Score

Library Programs

290
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

171
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

30
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
Visitors
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

13
per year
Compared to an average of 8 nationally

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

21
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

40%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Illinois!

Librarians

8,587

Average Librarian Salary

$44,340
Funds
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Funding Score

Illinois libraries are well funded!

Libary Funding per Person

$63
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Elmhurst Public Library
#2 Nationally
125 South Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126

#1 Oak Park Public Library
#2 Nationally
834 Lake Street
Oak Park, Illinois 60301

#1 Skokie Public Library
#2 Nationally
5215 Oakton Street
Skokie, Illinois 60077

#4 Cook Memorial Public Library District
#10 Nationally
413 North Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, Illinois 60048

#4 Schaumburg Township District Library
#10 Nationally
130 South Roselle Road
Schaumburg, Illinois 60193

#6 Arlington Heights Memorial Library
#19 Nationally
500 North Dunton Avenue
Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004

#6 Barrington Public Library District
#19 Nationally
505 North Northwest Highway
Barrington, Illinois 60010

#6 Ela Area Public Library District
#19 Nationally
275 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047

#6 Elk Grove Village Public Library
#19 Nationally
1001 Wellington Avenue
Elk Grove Village, Illinois 60007

#6 Vernon Area Public Library District
#19 Nationally
300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069

#11 Glenview Public Library
#27 Nationally
1930 Glenview Road
Glenview, Illinois 60025

#11 Mount Prospect Public Library
#27 Nationally
10 South Emerson Street
Mount Prospect, Illinois 60056

#11 Naperville Public Library
#27 Nationally
200 West Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, Illinois 60540

#14 Fountaindale Public Library District
#36 Nationally
300 West Briarcliff Road
Bolingbrook, Illinois 60440

#14 Northbrook Public Library
#36 Nationally
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

#14 Saint Charles Public Library District
#36 Nationally
1 South Sixth Avenue
Saint Charles, Illinois 60174

#17 Deerfield Public Library
#44 Nationally
920 Waukegan Road
Deerfield, Illinois 60015

#17 Downers Grove Public Library
#44 Nationally
1050 Curtiss Street
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515

#17 Glen Ellyn Public Library
#44 Nationally
400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

#17 Wilmette Public Library District
#44 Nationally
1242 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, Illinois 60091

#17 Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District
#44 Nationally
768 Oak Street
Winnetka, Illinois 60093

#22 Algonquin Area Public Library District
#53 Nationally
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, Illinois 60102

#22 Des Plaines Public Library
#53 Nationally
1501 Ellinwood Street
Des Plaines, Illinois 60016

#22 Park Ridge Public Library
#53 Nationally
20 South Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

#25 Niles Public Library District
#62 Nationally
6960 Oakton Street
Niles, Illinois 60714

#26 Geneva Public Library District
#70 Nationally
127 James Street
Geneva, Illinois 60134

#26 Highland Park Public Library
#70 Nationally
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035

#26 Lagrange Public Library
#70 Nationally
10 West Cossitt Avenue
Lagrange, Illinois 60525

#29 Fremont Public Library District
#87 Nationally
1170 North Midlothian Road
Mundelein, Illinois 60060

#30 Crystal Lake Public Library
#105 Nationally
126 Paddock Street
Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

#31 Champaign Public Library
#113 Nationally
200 West Green Street
Champaign, Illinois 61820

#32 Evanston Public Library
#122 Nationally
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, Illinois 60201

#32 Lake Forest Library
#122 Nationally
360 East Deerpath Road
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045

#34 Orland Park Public Library
#130 Nationally
14921 South Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park, Illinois 60462

#34 Woodridge Public Library
#130 Nationally
3 Plaza Drive
Woodridge, Illinois 60517

#36 Eisenhower Public Library District
#139 Nationally
4613 North Oketo Avenue
Harwood Heights, Illinois 60706

#36 Gail Borden Public Library District
#139 Nationally
270 North Grove Avenue
Elgin, Illinois 60120

#38 Grayslake Area Public Library District
#148 Nationally
100 Library Lane
Grayslake, Illinois 60030

#38 Lisle Library District
#148 Nationally
777 Front Street
Lisle, Illinois 60532

#38 Wauconda Area Public Library District
#148 Nationally
801 North Main Street
Wauconda, Illinois 60084

#41 Prospect Heights Public Library District
#156 Nationally
12 North Elm Street
Prospect Heights, Illinois 60070

#41 Urbana Free Library
#156 Nationally
210 West Green Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801

#43 Batavia Public Library District
#165 Nationally
10 South Batavia Avenue
Batavia, Illinois 60510

#43 Indian Prairie Public Library District
#165 Nationally
401 Plainfield Road
Darien, Illinois 60561

#45 Bloomingdale Public Library
#173 Nationally
101 Fairfield Way
Bloomingdale, Illinois 60108

#46 Wheaton Public Library
#182 Nationally
225 North Cross Street
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

#47 Hinsdale Public Library
#191 Nationally
20 East Maple Street
Hinsdale, Illinois 60521

#47 Palos Heights Public Library
#191 Nationally
12501 South 71st Avenue
Palos Heights, Illinois 60463

#49 Glencoe Public Library
#199 Nationally
320 Park Avenue
Glencoe, Illinois 60022

#50 Lake Villa Public Library District
#208 Nationally
1001 East Grand Avenue
Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

#50 Warren-Newport Public Library District
#208 Nationally
224 North O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, Illinois 60031