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Massachusetts Library Facts

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Library Score

Massachusetts has a lot of libraries!

Libraries

464
70 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

Massachusetts is a big state!

State Population

6,672,700

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 Massachusetts!

Computers Available

6,445

Bookmobiles

6
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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

328
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

183
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

29
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
Visitors
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

12
per year
Compared to an average of 8 nationally

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

19
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

50%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Massachusetts!

Librarians

3,787

Average Librarian Salary

$50,692
Funds
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Funding Score

Massachusetts libraries have lots of funding!

Libary Funding per Person

$45
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Wellesley Free Library
#62 Nationally
530 Washington Street
Wellesley, Massachusetts 02482

#2 Cambridge Public Library
#113 Nationally
449 Broadway
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

#3 Watertown Free Public Library
#122 Nationally
123 Main Street
Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

#4 Brookline Public Library
#191 Nationally
361 Washington Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

#4 Concord Free Public Library
#191 Nationally
129 Main Street
Concord, Massachusetts 01742

#6 Dover Town Library
#199 Nationally
56 Dedham Street
Dover, Massachusetts 02030

#6 Cary Memorial Library
#199 Nationally
1874 Massachusetts Avenue
Lexington, Massachusetts 02420

#8 West Tisbury Free Public Library
#234 Nationally
1042 State Road
West Tisbury, Massachusetts 02575

#9 Winchester Public Library
#259 Nationally
80 Washington Street
Winchester, Massachusetts 01890

#10 Belmont Public Library
#268 Nationally
336 Concord Avenue
Belmont, Massachusetts 02478

#10 Weston Public Library
#268 Nationally
87 School Street
Weston, Massachusetts 02493

#12 Duxbury Free Library
#285 Nationally
77 Alden Street
Duxbury, Massachusetts 02332

#13 Newton Free Library
#294 Nationally
330 Homer Street
Newton, Massachusetts 02459

#14 Bedford Free Public Library
#302 Nationally
7 Mudge Way
Bedford, Massachusetts 01730

#14 Boston Public Library
#302 Nationally
700 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

#16 Memorial Hall Library
#311 Nationally
2 North Main Street
Andover, Massachusetts 01810

#17 Hingham Public Library
#320 Nationally
66 Leavitt Street
Hingham, Massachusetts 02043

#18 Eldredge Public Library
#328 Nationally
564 Main Street
Chatham, Massachusetts 02633

#19 Morse Institute Library
#337 Nationally
14 East Central Street
Natick, Massachusetts 01760

#20 Wellfleet Public Library
#363 Nationally
55 West Main Street
Wellfleet, Massachusetts 02667

#21 Brooks Free Library
#406 Nationally
739 Main Street
Harwich, Massachusetts 02645

#21 Snow Library
#406 Nationally
67 Main Street
Orleans, Massachusetts 02653

#23 Wayland Free Public Library
#414 Nationally
5 Concord Road
Wayland, Massachusetts 01778

#24 Falmouth Public Library
#423 Nationally
300 Main Street
Falmouth, Massachusetts 02540

#25 J. V. Fletcher Library
#449 Nationally
50 Main Street
Westford, Massachusetts 01886

#26 Newburyport Public Library
#474 Nationally
94 State Street
Newburyport, Massachusetts 01950

#26 Goodnow Public Library
#474 Nationally
21 Concord Road
Sudbury, Massachusetts 01776

#28 Vineyard Haven Public Library
#483 Nationally
200 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts 02568

#29 Robbins Library
#500 Nationally
700 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, Massachusetts 02476

#29 Oak Bluffs Public Library
#500 Nationally
56R School Street
Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts 02557

#31 Westwood Public Library
#509 Nationally
660 High Street
Westwood, Massachusetts 02090

#32 Needham Free Public Library
#526 Nationally
1139 Highland Avenue
Needham, Massachusetts 02494

#33 Paul Pratt Memorial Library
#534 Nationally
35 Ripley Road
Cohasset, Massachusetts 02025

#34 Groton Public Library
#543 Nationally
99 Main Street
Groton, Massachusetts 01450

#35 Lincoln Public Library
#552 Nationally
Bedford Road
Lincoln, Massachusetts 01773

#36 Acton Memorial Library
#560 Nationally
486 Main Street
Acton, Massachusetts 01720

#37 Harvard Public Library
#569 Nationally
4 Pond Road
Harvard, Massachusetts 01451

#38 Forbes Library
#586 Nationally
20 West Street
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

#38 Osterville Village Library
#586 Nationally
43 Wianno Avenue
Osterville, Massachusetts 02655

#40 Jones Library, Inc.
#603 Nationally
43 Amity Street
Amherst, Massachusetts 01002

#41 Nantucket Atheneum
#620 Nationally
1 India Street
Nantucket, Massachusetts 02554

#42 Lucius Beebe Memorial Library
#646 Nationally
345 Main Street
Wakefield, Massachusetts 01880

#43 Brewster Ladies` Library
#672 Nationally
1822 Main Street
Brewster, Massachusetts 02631

#44 Hamilton-Wenham Public Library
#689 Nationally
14 Union Street
South Hamilton, Massachusetts 01982

#45 Reading Public Library
#698 Nationally
64 Middlesex Avenue
Reading, Massachusetts 01867

#45 Seekonk Public Library
#698 Nationally
410 Newman Avenue
Seekonk, Massachusetts 02771

#47 Edgartown Free Public Library
#707 Nationally
26 West Tisbury Road
Edgartown, Massachusetts 02539

#48 Truro Public Library
#732 Nationally
7 Standish Way
North Truro, Massachusetts 02652

#49 Mason Library
#750 Nationally
231 Main Street
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230

#49 Topsfield Town Library
#750 Nationally
1 South Common Street
Topsfield, Massachusetts 01983