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Missouri Library Facts

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Library Score

Missouri has many libraries!

Libraries

362
59 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

Missouri is a big state!

State Population

6,093,000

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 Missouri!

Computers Available

4,926

Bookmobiles

25
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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

275
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

140
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

20
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

16
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

54%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Missouri!

Librarians

3,193

Average Librarian Salary

$33,834
Funds
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Funding Score

Missouri 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 Kansas City Public Library
#70 Nationally
913 Baltimore Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64105

#2 City of St. Louis Municipal Library District
#105 Nationally
1415 Olive Street
St. Louis, Missouri 63103

#3 North Kansas City Public Library
#208 Nationally
2251 Howell Street
North Kansas City, Missouri 64116

#4 Kirkwood Public Library
#285 Nationally
140 E. Jefferson Avenue
Kirkwood, Missouri 63122

#5 Springfield-Greene County Library District
#414 Nationally
4653 S. Campbell Avenue
Springfield, Missouri 65810

#6 Mid-Continent Public Library
#423 Nationally
15616 E. US Highway 24
Independence, Missouri 64050

#7 Saint Louis County Library
#431 Nationally
1640 S. Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, Missouri 63131

#8 Saint Charles City-County Library District
#603 Nationally
77 Boone Hills Drive
St. Peters, Missouri 63376

#9 Webster Groves Public Library
#646 Nationally
301 E. Lockwood Avenue
Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

#10 Daniel Boone Regional Library
#664 Nationally
100 W. Broadway
Columbia, Missouri 65203

#10 Poplar Bluff Municipal Library District
#664 Nationally
318 North Main Street
Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901

#12 Richmond Heights Memorial Library
#724 Nationally
8001 Dale Avenue
Richmond Heights, Missouri 63117

#13 University City Public Library
#896 Nationally
6701 Delmar Boulevard
University City, Missouri 63130

#14 Rolling Hills Consolidated
#904 Nationally
1912 North Belt Highway
St. Joseph, Missouri 64506

#15 Trails Regional Library
#1,085 Nationally
432 North Holden Street
Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

#16 Saint Joseph Public Library
#1,119 Nationally
927 Felix Street
St. Joseph, Missouri 64501

#17 Brentwood Public Library
#1,205 Nationally
8765 Eulalie Avenue
Brentwood, Missouri 63144

#18 Joplin Public Library
#1,214 Nationally
300 S. Main Street
Joplin, Missouri 64801

#19 Little Dixie Regional Libraries
#1,231 Nationally
111 North Fourth Street
Moberly, Missouri 65270

#20 Missouri River Regional Library
#1,291 Nationally
209 Adams Street
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

#21 Carrollton Public Library
#1,524 Nationally
One North Folger Street
Carrollton, Missouri 64633

#22 Maplewood Public Library
#1,532 Nationally
7550 Lohmeyer Avenue
Maplewood, Missouri 63143

#23 Gentry County Library
#1,635 Nationally
304 North Park Street
Stanberry, Missouri 64489

#24 Centralia Public Library
#1,677 Nationally
210 S. Jefferson Street
Centralia, Missouri 65240

#25 Livingston County Library
#1,721 Nationally
450 Locust Street
Chillicothe, Missouri 64601

#26 Scenic Regional Library
#1,867 Nationally
304 Hawthorne Drive
Union, Missouri 63084

#27 Carthage Public Library
#1,902 Nationally
612 S. Garrison Avenue
Carthage, Missouri 64836

#28 Municipal Library District of The City of Cape Girardeau
#1,978 Nationally
711 North Clark Street
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

#29 West Plains Public Library
#2,022 Nationally
750 W. Broadway Street
West Plains, Missouri 65775

#30 Jefferson County Library District
#2,039 Nationally
5678 State Road Pp
High Ridge, Missouri 63049

#31 Montgomery City Public Library
#2,065 Nationally
224 North Allen Street
Montgomery City, Missouri 63361

#32 Hannibal Free Public Library
#2,160 Nationally
200 S. Fifth Street
Hannibal, Missouri 63401

#33 Camden County Library
#2,203 Nationally
89 Rodeo Road
Camdenton, Missouri 65020

#34 Mexico-Audrain County Library District
#2,452 Nationally
305 W. Jackson Street
Mexico, Missouri 65265

#35 Cass County Public Library
#2,581 Nationally
400 E. Mechanic Street
Harrisonville, Missouri 64701

#36 Barry-Lawrence Regional Library
#2,676 Nationally
213 Sixth Street
Monett, Missouri 65708

#37 Rolla Public Library
#2,684 Nationally
900 Pine Street
Rolla, Missouri 65401

#38 Boonslick Regional Library
#2,710 Nationally
219 W. Third Street
Sedalia, Missouri 65301

#39 Macon Public Library
#2,753 Nationally
210 North Rutherford Street
Macon, Missouri 63552

#40 Washington Public Library
#2,779 Nationally
410 Lafayette Street
Washington, Missouri 63090

#41 Mountain View Public Library
#2,917 Nationally
125 S. Oak Street
Mountain View, Missouri 65548

#42 Albany Carnegie Public Library
#3,011 Nationally
101 W. Clay Street
Albany, Missouri 64402

#43 Rock Hill Public Library
#3,089 Nationally
9811 Manchester Road
Rock Hill, Missouri 63119

#44 Henry County Library
#3,175 Nationally
123 E. Green Street
Clinton, Missouri 64735

#45 Carnegie Public Library
#3,209 Nationally
102 North Center Street
Shelbina, Missouri 63468

#46 Farmington Public Library
#3,304 Nationally
101 North A. Street
Farmington, Missouri 63640

#47 Salem Public Library
#3,441 Nationally
403 North Jackson Street
Salem, Missouri 65560

#48 Nevada Public Library
#3,587 Nationally
212 W. Walnut Street
Nevada, Missouri 64772

#49 Festus Public Library
#3,716 Nationally
400 W. Main Street
Festus, Missouri 63028

#50 Lebanon-Laclede County Library
#3,768 Nationally
915 S. Jefferson Avenue
Lebanon, Missouri 65536