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Pennsylvania Library Facts

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Library Score

Pennsylvania has lots of libraries

Libraries

620
49 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

Pennsylvania is a very big state!

State Population

12,702,379

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 Pennsylvania!

Computers Available

8,037

Bookmobiles

22
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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

389
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

231
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

34
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

41%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Pennsylvania!

Librarians

4,633

Average Librarian Salary

$37,232
Funds
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Funding Score

Pennsylvania libraries have lower funding compared to other states!

Libary Funding per Person

$23
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
#62 Nationally
4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

#2 Chester County Library
#87 Nationally
450 Exton Square Parkway
Exton, Pennsylvania 19341

#3 Lower Merion Library System
#173 Nationally
75 East Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, Pennsylvania 19003

#4 Sewickley Public Library
#216 Nationally
500 Thorn Street
Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143

#5 Easttown Library & Info Center
#259 Nationally
720 First Avenue
Berwyn, Pennsylvania 19312

#6 Mount Lebanon Public Library
#311 Nationally
16 Castle Shannon Boulevard
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15228

#7 Upper St Clair Twnshp Library
#586 Nationally
1820 Mclaughlin Run Road
Upper St Clair, Pennsylvania 15241

#8 Cheltenham Twnshp Library System
#715 Nationally
215 South Keswick Avenue
Glenside, Pennsylvania 19038

#9 Bridgeville Public Library
#827 Nationally
505 Mcmillen Street
Bridgeville, Pennsylvania 15017

#10 Shaler North Hills Library
#870 Nationally
1822 Mount Royal Boulevard
Glenshaw, Pennsylvania 15116

#11 Bosler Free Library
#904 Nationally
158 West High Street
Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013

#12 Oakmont Carnegie Library
#989 Nationally
700 Allegheny River Boulevard
Oakmont, Pennsylvania 15139

#12 Hershey Public Library
#989 Nationally
701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033

#14 New Cumberland Public Library
#999 Nationally
1 Benjamin Plaza
New Cumberland, Pennsylvania 17070

#14 Abington Township Public Library
#999 Nationally
1030 Old York Road
Abington, Pennsylvania 19001

#14 Upper Dublin Public Library
#999 Nationally
805 Loch Alsh Avenue
Fort Washington, Pennsylvania 19034

#17 Upper Merion Township Library
#1,042 Nationally
175 W. Valley Forge Road
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406

#18 Green Tree Public Library
#1,205 Nationally
10 W. Manilla Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15220

#19 Tredyffrin Public Library
#1,248 Nationally
582 Upper Gulph Road
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087

#20 Northland Public Library Authority
#1,274 Nationally
300 Cumberland Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15237

#21 Peters Township Public Library
#1,369 Nationally
616 East Mcmurray Road
Mcmurray, Pennsylvania 15317

#21 Cooper-Siegel Community Library
#1,369 Nationally
403 Fox Chapel Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15238

#21 Whitehall Public Library
#1,369 Nationally
100 Borough Park Drive
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236

#24 Lansdowne Public Library
#1,386 Nationally
55 South Lansdowne Avenue
Lansdowne, Pennsylvania 19050

#25 Scranton Public Library
#1,395 Nationally
500 Vine Street
Scranton, Pennsylvania 18509

#26 William Jeanes Mem Library
#1,438 Nationally
4051 Joshua Road
Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania 19444

#27 Monroeville Public Library
#1,463 Nationally
4000 Gateway Campus Boulevard
Monroeville, Pennsylvania 15146

#28 Manheim Township Public Library
#1,515 Nationally
595 Granite Run Drive
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601

#29 Free Library of Springfield Township
#1,524 Nationally
1600 Paper Mill Road
Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania 19038

#30 Ephrata Public Library
#1,592 Nationally
550 South Reading Road
Ephrata, Pennsylvania 17522

#31 Pleasant Hills Public Library
#1,618 Nationally
302 Old Clairton Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15236

#32 Bethel Park Public Library
#1,644 Nationally
5100 West Library Avenue
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania 15102

#33 Northern Tier Regional Library
#1,653 Nationally
4015 Dickey Road
Gibsonia, Pennsylvania 15044

#34 Dauphin County Library System
#1,704 Nationally
101 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

#35 Huntingdon Valley Library
#1,789 Nationally
625 Red Lion Road
Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania 19006

#36 Brentwood Library
#1,816 Nationally
3501 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15227

#37 Wilkinsburg Public Library
#1,824 Nationally
605 Ross Avenue
Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania 15221

#38 Marple Public Library
#1,850 Nationally
Sproul & Springfield Rds
Broomall, Pennsylvania 19008

#39 Wissahickon Valley Public Library
#1,936 Nationally
650 Skippack Pike
Blue Bell, Pennsylvania 19422

#40 Swarthmore Public Library
#1,953 Nationally
121 Park Avenue
Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

#41 York Sys Admin Unit
#2,014 Nationally
159 East Market Street
York, Pennsylvania 17401

#42 Upper Moreland Fr Public Library
#2,022 Nationally
109 Park Avenue
Willow Grove, Pennsylvania 19090

#43 Schlow Centre Region Library
#2,048 Nationally
211 South Allen Street
State College, Pennsylvania 16801

#43 Indian Valley Public Library
#2,048 Nationally
100 East Church Avenue
Telford, Pennsylvania 18969

#45 Horsham Township Library
#2,082 Nationally
435 Babylon Road
Horsham, Pennsylvania 19044

#46 Easton Area Public Library
#2,108 Nationally
515 Church Street
Easton, Pennsylvania 18042

#47 Murrysville Community Library
#2,134 Nationally
4130 Sardis Road
Murrysville, Pennsylvania 15668

#48 Southampton Free Library
#2,177 Nationally
947 Street Road
Southampton, Pennsylvania 18966

#49 Adams Sys Admin Unit
#2,203 Nationally
140 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325

#50 Mem Library of Radnor Twnshp
#2,306 Nationally
114 West Wayne Avenue
Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087