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Washington Library Facts

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Library Score

Washington has lots of libraries

Libraries

345
48 per 1,000,000 people

State Size

Washington is a big state!

State Population

7,183,700

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 Washington!

Computers Available

5,877

Bookmobiles

26
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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

298
per library on average
Compared to 284 nationally

Children's Programs Score

Children's' Programs

166
per library on average
Compared to 160 nationally

Young Adult Programs Score

Young Adult Programs

44
per library on average
Compared to 28 nationally
Visitors
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Popularity Score

People love visiting libraries!

Library Visits per Visitors

10
per year
Compared to an average of 8 nationally

Avid Reader Score

Based on average annual library checkouts per visitor

Library Checkouts per Visitor

21
per year
Compared to an average of 13 nationally

Bookworm Score

Bookworms

55%
of the state have a library card compared to 53% nationally
Librarians
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Librarian Score

Lots of librarians in Washington!

Librarians

3,876

Average Librarian Salary

$52,660
Funds
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Funding Score

Washington libraries are well funded!

Libary Funding per Person

$60
Compared with an average of $39 per person nationally
Top Ranked Libraries
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#1 Seattle Public Library
#53 Nationally
1000 4th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98104

#2 King County Library System
#208 Nationally
960 Newport Way NW
Issaquah, Washington 98027

#3 Port Townsend Public Library
#251 Nationally
1220 Lawrence Street
Port Townsend, Washington 98368

#4 Whatcom County Library System
#259 Nationally
5205 Northwest Drive
Bellingham, Washington 98226

#5 San Juan Island Library District
#302 Nationally
1010 Guard Street
Friday Harbor, Washington 98250

#5 North Olympic Library System
#302 Nationally
2210 South Peabody Street
Port Angeles, Washington 98362

#7 Burlington Public Library
#311 Nationally
820 East Washington Avenue
Burlington, Washington 98233

#8 Lopez Island Library District
#474 Nationally
2225 Fisherman Bay Road
Lopez Island, Washington 98261

#9 Bellingham Public Library
#492 Nationally
210 Central Avenue
Bellingham, Washington 98225

#10 Jefferson County Rural Library District
#500 Nationally
620 Cedar Avenue
Port Hadlock, Washington 98339

#11 Anacortes Public Library
#517 Nationally
1220 10th Street
Anacortes, Washington 98221

#12 Sno-Isle Libraries
#534 Nationally
7312 35th Avenue NE
Marysville, Washington 98271

#13 Orcas Island Library District
#595 Nationally
500 Rose Street
Eastsound, Washington 98245

#14 Pierce County Library System
#655 Nationally
3005 112th Street East
Tacoma, Washington 98446

#15 Tacoma Public Library
#664 Nationally
1102 Tacoma Avenue S.
Tacoma, Washington 98402

#16 Whitman County Library
#681 Nationally
102 S. Main Street
Colfax, Washington 99111

#17 Timberland Regional Library
#775 Nationally
415 Tumwater Boulevard SW
Tumwater, Washington 98501

#18 Camas Public Library
#853 Nationally
625 NE Fourth Avenue
Camas, Washington 98607

#18 Puyallup Public Library
#853 Nationally
324 S. Meridian
Puyallup, Washington 98371

#20 Fort Vancouver Regional Library District
#861 Nationally
1007 E. Mill Plain Boulevard
Vancouver, Washington 98663

#21 Kitsap Regional Library
#870 Nationally
1301 Sylvan Way
Bremerton, Washington 98310

#22 Spokane County Library District
#896 Nationally
4322 North Argonne Road
Spokane, Washington 99212

#23 North Central Regional Library
#913 Nationally
16 North Columbia Street
Wenatchee, Washington 98801

#24 Ellensburg Public Library
#989 Nationally
209 North Ruby Street
Ellensburg, Washington 98926

#24 Spokane Public Library
#989 Nationally
906 W. Main Avenue
Spokane, Washington 99201

#26 Pullman (Neill) Public Library
#1,068 Nationally
210 North Grand Avenue
Pullman, Washington 99163

#27 Everett Public Library
#1,111 Nationally
2702 Hoyt Avenue
Everett, Washington 98201

#28 Richland Public Library
#1,171 Nationally
955 Northgate Drive
Richland, Washington 99352

#29 Liberty Lake Municipal Library
#1,274 Nationally
23123 E. Mission Avenue
Liberty Lake, Washington 99019

#30 Pend Oreille County Library District
#1,558 Nationally
116 S. Washington Avenue
Newport, Washington 99156

#31 Columbia County Rural Library District
#1,601 Nationally
111 S. 3rd Street
Dayton, Washington 99328

#32 Stevens County Rural Library District
#1,670 Nationally
4008 Cedar Street
Loon Lake, Washington 99148

#33 Mount Vernon City Library
#1,799 Nationally
315 Snoqualmie Street
Mount Vernon, Washington 98273

#34 Walla Walla County Rural Library District
#1,885 Nationally
37 Jade Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362

#35 Yakima Valley Regional Library
#1,945 Nationally
102 North Third Street
Yakima, Washington 98901

#36 Longview Public Library
#2,074 Nationally
1600 Louisiana Street
Longview, Washington 98632

#37 Walla Walla Public Library
#2,220 Nationally
238 E. Alder Street
Walla Walla, Washington 99362

#38 Ritzville Public Library
#2,418 Nationally
302 W. Main
Ritzville, Washington 99169

#39 La Conner Regional Library
#2,487 Nationally
614 Morris Street
La Conner, Washington 98257

#40 Ocean Shores Public Library
#2,512 Nationally
573 Pt. Brown Ave. N.W
Ocean Shores, Washington 98569

#41 Roslyn Public Library
#2,719 Nationally
201 S. First Street
Roslyn, Washington 98941

#42 Kelso Public Library
#2,762 Nationally
351 Three Rivers Drive, Suite 1263
Kelso, Washington 98626

#43 Asotin County Library
#2,788 Nationally
417 Sycamore Street
Clarkston, Washington 99403

#44 Upper Skagit Library District
#3,218 Nationally
45770 B. Main Street
Concrete, Washington 98237

#45 Cathlamet Public Library
#3,638 Nationally
115 Columbia Street
Cathlamet, Washington 98612

#46 Sedro-Woolley Public Library
#3,742 Nationally
802 Ball Avenue
Sedro-Woolley, Washington 98284

#47 Cle Elum (Carpenter Memorial) Library
#4,714 Nationally
302 Pennsylvania Avenue
Cle Elum, Washington 98922

#48 Central Skagit Library District
#5,015 Nationally
100 W. State Street Suite C.
Sedro Woolley, Washington 98284

#49 Sprague Public Library
#6,115 Nationally
119 West Second
Sprague, Washington 99032

#50 Grandview Library
#6,580 Nationally
500 W. Main Street
Grandview, Washington 98930