New report out from IMLS about the state of small and rural libraries in the US.
Some highlights include:
- Small and rural libraries make up the majority of public library systems in the United States (80.5%).
- Vermont has the highest percentage of small libraries in the United States (98.7%).
- Small and rural libraries continue to provide substantial electronic and digital resources for patrons through access to e-books and publicly accessible computer terminals.
- Although per capita revenue has decreased over the past three years, visitation and circulation has increased for both small and rural libraries.