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Nebraska Library Facts

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Library Score

Nebraska has tons of libraries!

Libraries

264
139 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

Nebraska is a small state

State Population

1,893,765

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 Nebraska!

Computers Available

2,833

Bookmobiles

7
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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

131
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

83
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

14
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

12
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 Nebraska!

Librarians

829

Average Librarian Salary

$34,179
Funds
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Funding Score

Nebraska libraries are somewhat funded!

Libary Funding per Person

$31
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Kearney Public Library
#724 Nationally
2020 First Avenue
Kearney, Nebraska 68847

#2 Seward Memorial Library
#793 Nationally
233 South 5th Street
Seward, Nebraska 68434

#3 Norfolk Public Library
#896 Nationally
308 W. Prospect Avenue
Norfolk, Nebraska 68701

#4 Gretna Public Library
#965 Nationally
736 South Street
Gretna, Nebraska 68028

#5 John A Stahl Library
#1,162 Nationally
330 North Colfax
West Point, Nebraska 68788

#6 Lied Scottsbluff Public Library
#1,248 Nationally
1809 3rd Avenue
Scottsbluff, Nebraska 69361

#7 Sump Memorial Library
#1,257 Nationally
222 North Jefferson
Papillion, Nebraska 68046

#8 Goodall City Library
#1,266 Nationally
203 West A. Street
Ogallala, Nebraska 69153

#9 Blair Public Library
#1,352 Nationally
210 South 17th Street
Blair, Nebraska 68008

#10 Baright Public Library
#1,377 Nationally
5555 South 77th Street
Ralston, Nebraska 68127

#11 Neligh Public Library
#1,386 Nationally
710 Main Street
Neligh, Nebraska 68756

#11 Kilgore Memorial Library
#1,386 Nationally
520 Nebraska Avenue
York, Nebraska 68467

#13 Central City Public Library
#1,412 Nationally
1604 15th Avenue
Central City, Nebraska 68826

#14 Plattsmouth Public Library
#1,446 Nationally
401 Avenue A.
Plattsmouth, Nebraska 68048

#15 Lincoln City Libraries
#1,506 Nationally
136 So. 14th Street
Lincoln, Nebraska 68508

#16 Morton-James Public Library
#1,549 Nationally
923 First Corso
Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410

#17 O`Neill Public Library
#1,558 Nationally
601 E. Douglas Street
O'Neill, Nebraska 68763

#18 Falls City Library and Arts Center
#1,567 Nationally
1400 Stone Street
Falls City, Nebraska 68355

#19 Holdrege Area Public Library
#1,592 Nationally
604 East Avenue
Holdrege, Nebraska 68949

#20 Hartington Public Library
#1,627 Nationally
106 South Broadway
Hartington, Nebraska 68739

#21 Omaha Public Library
#1,644 Nationally
215 S. 15th Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68102

#22 Grand Island Public Library
#1,696 Nationally
211 North Washington Street
Grand Island, Nebraska 68801

#22 Wahoo Public Library
#1,696 Nationally
637 North Maple Street
Wahoo, Nebraska 68066

#24 Crete Public Library
#1,713 Nationally
305 East 13th Street
Crete, Nebraska 68333

#25 La Vista Public Library
#1,781 Nationally
9110 Giles Road
La Vista, Nebraska 68128

#26 Atkinson Public Library
#1,789 Nationally
210 West State Street
Atkinson, Nebraska 68713

#27 Beatrice Public Library
#1,876 Nationally
100 North 16th Street
Beatrice, Nebraska 68310

#27 Broken Bow Public Library
#1,876 Nationally
626 South D. Street
Broken Bow, Nebraska 68822

#29 Ashland Public Library
#1,893 Nationally
1324 Silver Street
Ashland, Nebraska 68003

#30 Chadron Public Library
#1,962 Nationally
507 Bordeaux Street
Chadron, Nebraska 69337

#31 Alliance Public Library
#2,014 Nationally
1750 Sweetwater Avenue
Alliance, Nebraska 69301

#32 Hastings Public Library
#2,022 Nationally
1300 North Burlington Avenue
Hastings, Nebraska 68901

#33 Gothenburg Public Library
#2,048 Nationally
1104 Lake Avenue
Gothenburg, Nebraska 69138

#34 Wilson Public Library
#2,074 Nationally
910 Meridian
Cozad, Nebraska 69130

#35 Keene Memorial Library
#2,125 Nationally
1030 North Broad Street
Fremont, Nebraska 68025

#35 Hastings Memorial Library
#2,125 Nationally
505 Central Avenue
Grant, Nebraska 69140

#37 Hruska Memorial Public Library
#2,220 Nationally
399 North 5th Street
David City, Nebraska 68632

#38 Springfield Memorial Library
#2,246 Nationally
665 Main Street
Springfield, Nebraska 68059

#39 Geneva Public Library
#2,315 Nationally
1043 G. Street
Geneva, Nebraska 68361

#40 Columbus Public Library
#2,323 Nationally
2504 14th Street
Columbus, Nebraska 68601

#41 Hildreth Public Library
#2,332 Nationally
248 Commerical Avenue
Hildreth, Nebraska 68947

#41 Wayne Public Library
#2,332 Nationally
410 North Pearl Street
Wayne, Nebraska 68787

#43 Saint Paul Public Library
#2,349 Nationally
1301 Howard Avenue
St. Paul, Nebraska 68873

#44 Bennington Public Library
#2,365 Nationally
15505 Warehouse Street
Bennington, Nebraska 68007

#45 Mccook Public Library
#2,401 Nationally
802 Norris Avenue
Mccook, Nebraska 69001

#46 Ainsworth Public Library
#2,521 Nationally
445 North Main Street
Ainsworth, Nebraska 69210

#47 Bridgeport Public Library
#2,573 Nationally
722 Main Street
Bridgeport, Nebraska 69336

#47 Pawnee City Public Library
#2,573 Nationally
735 8th Street
Pawnee City, Nebraska 68420

#49 Gering Public Library
#2,590 Nationally
1055 P. Street
Gering, Nebraska 69341

#50 North Platte Public Library
#2,598 Nationally
120 West 4th Street
North Platte, Nebraska 69101