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Maryland Library Facts

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Library Score

Maryland has few libraries

Libraries

190
32 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

Maryland is a big state!

State Population

5,928,814

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 Maryland!

Computers Available

5,195

Bookmobiles

19
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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

453
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

284
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

41
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
Visitors
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

8
per year
Compared to an average of 8 nationally

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

17
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

58%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Maryland!

Librarians

3,313

Average Librarian Salary

$44,657
Funds
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Funding Score

Maryland libraries have lots of funding!

Libary Funding per Person

$49
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Howard County Library System
#62 Nationally
9411 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, Maryland 21042

#2 Harford County Public Library
#70 Nationally
1221-A Brass Mill Road
Belcamp, Maryland 21017

#3 Carroll County Public Library
#216 Nationally
1100 Green Valley Road
New Windsor, Maryland 21776

#4 Enoch Pratt Free Library
#431 Nationally
400 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

#4 Worcester County Library
#431 Nationally
307 North Washington Street
Snow Hill, Maryland 21863

#6 Cecil County Public Library
#457 Nationally
301 Newark Avenue
Elkton, Maryland 21921

#7 Baltimore County Public Library
#500 Nationally
320 York Road
Towson, Maryland 21204

#8 Calvert Library
#732 Nationally
850 Costley Way
Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678

#9 Frederick County Public Libraries
#818 Nationally
110 East Patrick Street
Frederick, Maryland 21701

#10 Anne Arundel County Public Library
#989 Nationally
5 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, Maryland 21401

#11 Montgomery County Public Libraries
#1,008 Nationally
21 Maryland Ave., Suite 310
Rockville, Maryland 20850

#12 Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County
#1,231 Nationally
6 North Second Street
Oakland, Maryland 21550

#13 Charles County Public Library
#1,240 Nationally
2 Garrett Avenue
La Plata, Maryland 20646

#14 St. Mary's County Library
#1,326 Nationally
23250 Hollywood Road
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650

#15 Talbot County Free Library
#1,369 Nationally
100 W. Dover Street
Easton, Maryland 21601

#16 Caroline County Public Library
#1,403 Nationally
100 Market Street
Denton, Maryland 21629

#17 Prince George's County Memorial Library Syste
#1,524 Nationally
9601 Capital Lane
Largo, Maryland 20774

#18 Washington County Free Library
#1,696 Nationally
100 S. Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

#19 Allegany County Library System
#1,704 Nationally
31 Washington Street
Cumberland, Maryland 21502

#20 Kent County Public Library
#1,721 Nationally
408 High Street
Chestertown, Maryland 21620

#21 Somerset County Library
#2,220 Nationally
11767 Beechwood Street
Princess Anne, Maryland 21853

#22 Dorchester County Public Library
#3,372 Nationally
303 Gay Street
Cambridge, Maryland 21613