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Iowa Library Facts

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Library Score

Iowa has tons of libraries!

Libraries

567
181 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

Iowa is a medium-size state

State Population

3,134,693

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 Iowa!

Computers Available

4,976

Bookmobiles

3
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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

152
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

98
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

13
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
Visitors
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

9
per year
Compared to an average of 8 nationally

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

13
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

66%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Iowa!

Librarians

1,752

Average Librarian Salary

$36,597
Funds
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Funding Score

Iowa libraries are funded!

Libary Funding per Person

$41
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Coralville Public Library
#208 Nationally
1401 5th Street
Coralville, Iowa 52241

#2 Iowa City Public Library
#234 Nationally
123 S. Linn Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240

#2 Bettendorf Public Library Information Center
#234 Nationally
2950 Learning Campus Drive
Bettendorf, Iowa 52722

#4 Ames Public Library
#328 Nationally
515 Douglas Avenue
Ames, Iowa 50010

#5 Sioux Center Public Library
#578 Nationally
102 S. Main Avenue
Sioux Center, Iowa 51250

#6 Davenport Public Library
#655 Nationally
321 Main Street
Davenport, Iowa 52801

#7 Carnegie-Stout Public Library
#664 Nationally
360 W. 11th Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

#8 Urbandale Public Library
#681 Nationally
3520 86th Street
Urbandale, Iowa 50322

#9 James Kennedy Public Library
#758 Nationally
320 1st Avenue E.
Dyersville, Iowa 52040

#10 Cedar Falls Public Library
#827 Nationally
524 Main Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

#11 North Liberty Community Library
#904 Nationally
520 W. Cherry Street
North Liberty, Iowa 52317

#12 Waverly Public Library
#965 Nationally
1500 W. Bremer Avenue
Waverly, Iowa 50677

#13 Cedar Rapids Public Library
#1,025 Nationally
450 Fifth Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

#14 Hiawatha Public Library
#1,076 Nationally
150 W. Willman Street
Hiawatha, Iowa 52233

#15 Orange City Public Library
#1,094 Nationally
112 Albany Avenue SE
Orange City, Iowa 51041

#16 Des Moines Public Library
#1,180 Nationally
1000 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

#16 Marion Public Library
#1,180 Nationally
1095 6th Avenue
Marion, Iowa 52302

#18 Kendall Young Library
#1,205 Nationally
1201 Willson Avenue
Webster City, Iowa 50595

#19 Burlington Public Library
#1,360 Nationally
210 Court Street
Burlington, Iowa 52601

#20 Scott County Library System
#1,419 Nationally
200 North 6th Avenue
Eldridge, Iowa 52748

#21 Johnston Public Library
#1,429 Nationally
6700 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, Iowa 50131

#22 Waukee Public Library
#1,463 Nationally
950 Warrior Lane
Waukee, Iowa 50263

#23 Pleasant Hill Public Library
#1,506 Nationally
5151 Maple Drive
Pleasant Hill, Iowa 50327

#23 Decorah Public Library
#1,506 Nationally
202 Winnebago Street
Decorah, Iowa 52101

#25 Council Bluffs Public Library
#1,515 Nationally
400 Willow Avenue
Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503

#26 West Des Moines Public Library
#1,567 Nationally
4000 George M. Mills Civic Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50265

#27 Nevada Public Library
#1,677 Nationally
631 K. Avenue
Nevada, Iowa 50201

#28 Waterloo Public Library
#1,687 Nationally
415 Commercial Street
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

#29 Clear Lake Public Library
#1,747 Nationally
200 North 4th Street
Clear Lake, Iowa 50428

#30 Spencer Public Library
#1,764 Nationally
21 E. 3rd Street
Spencer, Iowa 51301

#31 Algona Public Library
#1,807 Nationally
210 North Phillips
Algona, Iowa 50511

#32 Spirit Lake Public Library
#1,833 Nationally
702 16th Street
Spirit Lake, Iowa 51360

#33 Shenandoah Public Library
#1,850 Nationally
201 S. Elm Street
Shenandoah, Iowa 51601

#34 Drake Community Library
#1,867 Nationally
930 Park Street
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

#35 Ely Public Library
#1,945 Nationally
1595 Dows Street
Ely, Iowa 52227

#36 Musser Public Library
#2,057 Nationally
304 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

#37 Sioux City Public Library
#2,074 Nationally
529 Pierce Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101

#38 Mason City Public Library
#2,082 Nationally
225 2nd Street SE
Mason City, Iowa 50401

#39 Polk City Community Library
#2,091 Nationally
1500 W. Broadway
Polk City, Iowa 50226

#40 Altoona Public Library
#2,100 Nationally
700 Eighth Street SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009

#41 Perry Public Library
#2,143 Nationally
1101 Willis Avenue
Perry, Iowa 50220

#42 Marshalltown Public Library
#2,177 Nationally
105 W. Boone Street
Marshalltown, Iowa 50158

#43 Sumner Public Library
#2,211 Nationally
206 North Railroad Street
Sumner, Iowa 50674

#44 Hull Public Library
#2,280 Nationally
1408 Main Street
Hull, Iowa 51239

#45 Hubbard Public Library
#2,306 Nationally
218 E. Maple
Hubbard, Iowa 50122

#45 Newton Public Library
#2,306 Nationally
100 North 3rd Avenue W.
Newton, Iowa 50208

#45 Jefferson Public Library
#2,306 Nationally
200 W. Lincolnway
Jefferson, Iowa 50129

#48 Hudson Public Library
#2,340 Nationally
401 5th Street
Hudson, Iowa 50643

#49 Pella Public Library
#2,375 Nationally
603 Main Street
Pella, Iowa 50219

#50 Laurens Public Library
#2,383 Nationally
273 North Third
Laurens, Iowa 50554