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Kentucky Library Facts

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Library Score

Kentucky has lots of libraries

Libraries

205
47 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

Kentucky is a medium-size state

State Population

4,395,295

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 Kentucky!

Computers Available

4,963

Bookmobiles

73
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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

476
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

255
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

40
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
Visitors
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

7
per year
Compared to an average of 8 nationally

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

11
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

60%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Kentucky!

Librarians

2,260

Average Librarian Salary

$30,446
Funds
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Funding Score

Kentucky libraries have lots of funding!

Libary Funding per Person

$42
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Kenton County Public Library
#122 Nationally
2171 Chamber Center Drive
Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky 41017

#2 Boone County Public Library District
#294 Nationally
1786 Burlington Pike
Burlington, Kentucky 41005

#3 Jessamine County Public Library
#311 Nationally
600 South Main Street
Nicholasville, Kentucky 40356

#4 Marshall County Public Library
#337 Nationally
1003 Poplar Street
Benton, Kentucky 42025

#5 Campbell County Public Library District
#457 Nationally
3920 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, Kentucky 41076

#6 Boyd County Public Library
#466 Nationally
1740 Central Avenue
Ashland, Kentucky 41101

#7 Leslie County Public Library
#500 Nationally
22065 Main Street
Hyden, Kentucky 41749

#8 Lexington Public Library
#534 Nationally
140 East Main Street
Lexington, Kentucky 40507

#9 Woodford County Library
#620 Nationally
115 North Main Street
Versailles, Kentucky 40383

#10 Bullitt County Library District
#681 Nationally
127 North Walnut Street
Shepherdsville, Kentucky 40165

#10 Franklin County Library District
#681 Nationally
319 Wapping Street
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

#12 Carroll County Public Library District
#689 Nationally
136 Court Street
Carrollton, Kentucky 41008

#13 Rowan County Public Library
#741 Nationally
175 Beacon Hill Drive
Morehead, Kentucky 40351

#14 Mccracken County Public Library
#801 Nationally
555 Washington Street
Paducah, Kentucky 42003

#15 Perry County Public Library
#879 Nationally
289 Black Gold Boulevard
Hazard, Kentucky 41701

#16 Clark County Public Library
#887 Nationally
370 South Burns Avenue
Winchester, Kentucky 40391

#16 Daviess County Public Library District
#887 Nationally
2020 Frederica Street
Owensboro, Kentucky 42301

#18 Henderson County Public Library
#947 Nationally
101 South Main Street
Henderson, Kentucky 42420

#19 Nelson County Public Library
#956 Nationally
201 Cathedral Manor
Bardstown, Kentucky 40004

#20 Boyle County Public Library
#965 Nationally
307 West Broadway
Danville, Kentucky 40422

#21 Hancock County Public Library
#1,059 Nationally
1210 Madison Street
Hawesville, Kentucky 42348

#22 Scott County Public Library
#1,223 Nationally
104 South Bradford Lane
Georgetown, Kentucky 40324

#23 Meade County Public Library
#1,231 Nationally
996 Old Ekron Road
Brandenburg, Kentucky 40108

#24 Pike County Public Library District
#1,257 Nationally
119 College Street Suite 3
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501

#25 Fleming County Public Library
#1,283 Nationally
202 Bypass Boulevard
Flemingsburg, Kentucky 41041

#26 Oldham County Public Library
#1,309 Nationally
308 Yager Avenue
Lagrange, Kentucky 40031

#27 Mercer County Public Library
#1,326 Nationally
109 West Lexington Street
Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330

#28 Greenup County Public Library
#1,429 Nationally
508 Main Street
Greenup, Kentucky 41144

#29 Laurel County Public Library
#1,463 Nationally
120 College Park Drive
London, Kentucky 40741

#30 Pulaski County Public Library
#1,532 Nationally
304 South Main Street
Somerset, Kentucky 42501

#31 Madison County Public Library
#1,575 Nationally
507 West Main Street
Richmond, Kentucky 40475

#32 Owen County Public Library
#1,584 Nationally
1370 Highway 22 East
Owenton, Kentucky 40359

#33 Paris-Bourbon County Library
#1,601 Nationally
701 High Street
Paris, Kentucky 40361

#34 Logan County Public Library
#1,653 Nationally
225 Armory Drive
Russellville, Kentucky 42276

#35 Lawrence County Public Library
#1,687 Nationally
102 West Main & Jefferson
Louisa, Kentucky 41230

#36 Grant County Public Library District
#1,696 Nationally
201 Barnes Road
Williamstown, Kentucky 41097

#37 Mason County Public Library
#1,721 Nationally
218 East Third Street
Maysville, Kentucky 41056

#38 Muhlenberg County Public Libraries
#1,756 Nationally
117 South Main Street
Greenville, Kentucky 42345

#39 Anderson County Public Library
#1,773 Nationally
114 North Main Street
Lawrenceburg, Kentucky 40342

#39 Calloway County Public Library
#1,773 Nationally
710 Main Street
Murray, Kentucky 42071

#39 Taylor County Public Library
#1,773 Nationally
1316 East Broadway Street
Campbellsville, Kentucky 42718

#42 Union County Public Library District
#1,816 Nationally
126 South Morgan Street
Morganfield, Kentucky 42437

#43 Warren County Public Library
#1,876 Nationally
1225 State Street
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

#44 Louisville Free Public Library
#1,919 Nationally
301 York Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203

#45 Breckinridge County Public Library
#1,971 Nationally
308 Old Highway 60
Hardinsburg, Kentucky 40143

#46 Allen County Public Library
#2,177 Nationally
106 West Public Square
Scottsville, Kentucky 42164

#47 Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Library
#2,194 Nationally
241 West Locust Street
Mount Sterling, Kentucky 40353

#48 Pendleton County Public Library
#2,315 Nationally
801 Robbins Avenue
Falmouth, Kentucky 41040

#49 Gallatin County Public Library District
#2,365 Nationally
209 West Market Street
Warsaw, Kentucky 41095

#50 Metcalfe County Public Library
#2,425 Nationally
200 South Main Street
Edmonton, Kentucky 42129