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Rhode Island Library Facts

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Library Score

Rhode Island has a lot of libraries!

Libraries

70
66 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

Rhode Island is a very small state

State Population

1,057,853

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 Rhode Island!

Computers Available

1,497

Bookmobiles

1
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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

422
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

196
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

41
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
Visitors
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

13
per year
Compared to an average of 8 nationally

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

15
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

42%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Rhode Island!

Librarians

617

Average Librarian Salary

$43,643
Funds
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Funding Score

Rhode Island libraries have lots of funding!

Libary Funding per Person

$48
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Barrington Public Library
#173 Nationally
281 County Road
Barrington, Rhode Island 02806

#2 Westerly Public Library
#268 Nationally
44 Broad Street
Westerly, Rhode Island 02891

#3 Newport Public Library
#371 Nationally
300 Spring Street
Newport, Rhode Island 02840

#4 Jamestown Philomenian Library
#775 Nationally
26 North Road
Jamestown, Rhode Island 02835

#5 North Kingstown Free Library
#896 Nationally
100 Boone Street
North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852

#6 Narragansett Public Library
#1,102 Nationally
35 Kingstown Road
Narragansett, Rhode Island 02882

#7 Lincoln Public Library
#1,119 Nationally
145 Old River Road
Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865

#8 Cranston Public Library
#1,145 Nationally
140 Sockanosset Cross Road
Cranston, Rhode Island 02920

#9 Warwick Public Library
#1,162 Nationally
600 Sandy Lane
Warwick, Rhode Island 02889

#10 East Greenwich Free Library
#1,171 Nationally
82 Peirce Street
East Greenwich, Rhode Island 02818

#11 Cumberland Public Library
#1,214 Nationally
1464 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864

#12 Middletown Public Library
#1,240 Nationally
700 West Main Road
Middletown, Rhode Island 02842

#13 East Providence Public Library
#1,438 Nationally
41 Grove Avenue
East Providence, Rhode Island 02914

#14 Island Free Library
#1,446 Nationally
Dodge Street
New Shoreham, Rhode Island 02807

#15 Greenville Public Library
#1,541 Nationally
573 Putnam Pike
Smithfield, Rhode Island 02828

#16 South Kingstown Public Library
#1,738 Nationally
1057 Kingstown Road
South Kingstown, Rhode Island 02879

#17 Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library
#1,833 Nationally
100 Tinkham Lane
Burrillville, Rhode Island 02830

#18 Tiverton Public Library
#1,859 Nationally
34 Roosevelt Avenue
Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878

#19 Cross` Mills Public Library
#1,936 Nationally
4417 Old Post Road
Charlestown, Rhode Island 02813

#20 Portsmouth Free Public Library
#1,953 Nationally
2658 East Main Road
Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871

#21 Rogers Free Library
#2,117 Nationally
525 Hope Street
Bristol, Rhode Island 02809

#22 Mayor Salvatore Mancini Union Free Library
#2,229 Nationally
1810 Mineral Spring Avenue
North Providence, Rhode Island 02904

#23 Coventry Public Library
#2,272 Nationally
1672 Flat River Road
Coventry, Rhode Island 02816

#24 Providence Community Library
#2,297 Nationally
441 Prairie Avenue
Providence, Rhode Island 02905

#25 Brownell Library, Home of Little Compton
#2,624 Nationally
44 Commons
Little Compton, Rhode Island 02837

#26 West Warwick Public Library
#2,968 Nationally
1043 Main Street
West Warwick, Rhode Island 02893

#27 Pawtucket Public Library
#2,994 Nationally
13 Summer Street
Pawtucket, Rhode Island 02860

#28 Woonsocket Harris Public Library
#3,450 Nationally
303 Clinton Street
Woonsocket, Rhode Island 02895

#29 Foster Public Library
#3,622 Nationally
184 Howard Hill Road
Foster, Rhode Island 02825

#30 Exeter Public Library
#3,656 Nationally
773 Ten Rod Road
Exeter, Rhode Island 02822

#31 North Smithfield Public Library
#3,819 Nationally
20 Main Street
North Smithfield, Rhode Island 02876

#32 North Scituate Public Library
#3,888 Nationally
606 West Greenville Road
Scituate, Rhode Island 02857

#33 Providence Public Library
#4,163 Nationally
150 Empire Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02903

#34 East Smithfield Public Library
#4,258 Nationally
50 Esmond Street
Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917

#35 Marian J. Mohr Memorial Library
#4,387 Nationally
1 Memorial Avenue
Johnston, Rhode Island 02919

#36 Louttit Library
#4,559 Nationally
274 Victory Highway
West Greenwich, Rhode Island 02817

#37 Hope Library
#4,774 Nationally
374 North Road
Scituate, Rhode Island 02831

#38 George Hail Free Library
#4,886 Nationally
530 Main Street
Warren, Rhode Island 02885

#39 Harmony Library
#5,341 Nationally
195 Putnam Pike
Glocester, Rhode Island 02829

#40 Clark Memorial Library
#5,617 Nationally
7 Pinehurst Drive
Richmond, Rhode Island 02812

#41 Glocester Manton Free Public Library
#6,107 Nationally
1137 Putnam Pike
Glocester, Rhode Island 02814

#42 Langworthy Public Library
#6,812 Nationally
24 Spring Street
Hopkinton, Rhode Island 02832

#43 Central Falls Free Public Library
#7,732 Nationally
205 Central Street
Central Falls, Rhode Island 02863

#44 Ashaway Free Library
#7,792 Nationally
15 Knight Street
Hopkinton, Rhode Island 02804

#45 Davisville Free Library
#8,093 Nationally
481 Davisville Road
North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02852

#46 Willett Free Library
#8,205 Nationally
45 Ferry Road
North Kingstown, Rhode Island 02874

#47 Pontiac Free Library
#8,282 Nationally
101 Greenwich Avenue
Warwick, Rhode Island 02886

#48 Pascoag Free Public Library
#8,368 Nationally
57 Church Street
Pascoag, Rhode Island 02859