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Minnesota Library Facts

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Library Score

Minnesota has many libraries!

Libraries

356
65 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

Minnesota is a big state!

State Population

5,485,238

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 Minnesota!

Computers Available

5,749

Bookmobiles

8
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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

195
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

120
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

18
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
Visitors
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

6
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

70%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Minnesota!

Librarians

2,190

Average Librarian Salary

$47,710
Funds
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Funding Score

Minnesota 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 Saint Paul Public Library
#242 Nationally
90 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

#2 Hennepin County Library
#388 Nationally
12601 Ridgedale Drive
Minnetonka, Minnesota 55305

#3 Ramsey County Library
#595 Nationally
4570 North Victoria Street
Shoreview, Minnesota 55126

#4 Grand Marais Public Library
#612 Nationally
104 2nd Avenue W.
Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604

#5 Stillwater Public Library
#620 Nationally
224 Third Street North
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082

#6 Duluth Public Library
#715 Nationally
520 W. Superior Street
Duluth, Minnesota 55802

#7 Rochester Public Library
#810 Nationally
101 2nd Street SE
Rochester, Minnesota 55904

#8 Virginia Public Library
#844 Nationally
215 5th Avenue S.
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

#9 Carver County Library System
#904 Nationally
4 City Hall Plaza
Chaska, Minnesota 55318

#10 Two Harbors Public Library
#1,240 Nationally
320 Waterfront Drive
Two Harbors, Minnesota 55616

#10 Pioneerland Library System
#1,240 Nationally
410 5th Street SW
Willmar, Minnesota 56201

#12 Ely Public Library
#1,291 Nationally
224 E. Chapman Street
Ely, Minnesota 55731

#13 Red Wing Public Library
#1,334 Nationally
225 East Avenue
Red Wing, Minnesota 55066

#14 Crosby: Jessie F. Hallett Memorial Library
#1,481 Nationally
101 1st Street SE
Crosby, Minnesota 56441

#15 Dakota County Library
#1,558 Nationally
1340 Wescott Road
Eagan, Minnesota 55123

#16 Elbow Lake: Thorson Mem Library
#1,592 Nationally
117 Central Avenue
Elbow Lake, Minnesota 56531

#17 New Ulm Public Library
#1,618 Nationally
17 North Broadway
New Ulm, Minnesota 56073

#18 Washington County Library
#1,661 Nationally
8595 Central Park Place
Woodbury, Minnesota 55125

#19 Owatonna-Steele County Library
#1,670 Nationally
105 North Elm Avenue
Owatonna, Minnesota 55060

#20 North Mankato Taylor Library
#1,713 Nationally
1001 Belgrade Avenue
North Mankato, Minnesota 56003

#21 Northfield Public Library
#1,747 Nationally
210 Washington Street
Northfield, Minnesota 55057

#22 Fergus Falls Public Library
#1,833 Nationally
205 East Hampden
Fergus Falls, Minnesota 56537

#23 Grand Rapids Area Library
#2,014 Nationally
140 NE 2nd Street
Grand Rapids, Minnesota 55744

#24 Watonwan County Library
#2,031 Nationally
125 5th Street S.
St James, Minnesota 56081

#25 Bayport Public Library
#2,039 Nationally
582 North 4th Street
Bayport, Minnesota 55003

#26 Redwood Falls Public Library
#2,143 Nationally
509 South Lincoln Street
Redwood Falls, Minnesota 56283

#27 Lake Agassiz Regional Library
#2,151 Nationally
118 5th Street S.
Moorhead, Minnesota 56560

#28 International Falls Public Library
#2,211 Nationally
750 4th Street
International Falls, Minnesota 56649

#29 Anoka County Library
#2,237 Nationally
707 County Road 10 NE
Blaine, Minnesota 55434

#30 Hibbing Public Library
#2,375 Nationally
2020 East 5th Avenue
Hibbing, Minnesota 55746

#30 Scott County Library System
#2,375 Nationally
1615 Weston Court
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379

#32 Great River Regional Library
#2,401 Nationally
1300 West Street Germain Street
St Cloud, Minnesota 56301

#32 Columbia Heights Public Library
#2,401 Nationally
3939 Central Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, Minnesota 55421

#34 Le Roy Public Library
#2,425 Nationally
605 North Broadway
Le Roy, Minnesota 55951

#35 Cook Public Library
#2,444 Nationally
103 South River Street
Cook, Minnesota 55723

#36 Cloquet Public Library
#2,452 Nationally
320 14th Street
Cloquet, Minnesota 55720

#37 Marshall-Lyon County Library
#2,469 Nationally
201 C. Street
Marshall, Minnesota 56258

#37 Albert Lea Public Library
#2,469 Nationally
211 E. Clark Street
Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007

#39 Morris Public Library
#2,512 Nationally
102 E. 6th Street
Morris, Minnesota 56267

#40 Silver Bay Public Library
#2,530 Nationally
9 Davis Drive
Silver Bay, Minnesota 55614

#41 Austin Public Library
#2,538 Nationally
323 Fourth Avenue NE
Austin, Minnesota 55912

#42 Jackson County Library
#2,624 Nationally
311 Third Street
Jackson, Minnesota 56143

#43 Browns Valley Public Library
#2,641 Nationally
15 3rd Street S.
Browns Valley, Minnesota 56219

#44 Baudette Public Library
#2,788 Nationally
110 1st Avenue SW
Baudette, Minnesota 56623

#45 Pelican Rapids Public Library: A Multicultural Learning Cent
#2,796 Nationally
25 West Mill Avenue
Pelican Rapids, Minnesota 56572

#46 Chatfield Public Library
#2,925 Nationally
314 S. Main Street
Chatfield, Minnesota 55923

#47 Martin County Library
#2,951 Nationally
110 North Park Street
Fairmont, Minnesota 56031

#48 East Central Regional Library
#3,002 Nationally
244 South Birch Street
Cambridge, Minnesota 55008

#49 Babbitt Public Library
#3,037 Nationally
71 South Drive
Babbitt, Minnesota 55706

#49 Sibley County Library
#3,037 Nationally
400 Court Avenue
Gaylord, Minnesota 55334