Services to children in U.S. public libraries

 

Statistical trends 1993 - 2008

Survey Results
Year Total Percent of Total
1993

462,867,000

29.2%

1994

491,775,000

31.3%

1995

559,871,000

34.8%

1996

570,952,000

34.8%

1997

596,428,000

35.3%

1998

612,097,000

36.0%

1999

612,410,000

36.2%

2000

624,688,000

36.4%

2001

653,938,000

36.5%

2002

682,859,000

36.0%

2003

699,947,000

35.6%

2004

708,287,000

35.2%

2005

716,388,000

34.7%

2006

728,144,000

34.6%

2007

739,726,000

34.1%

2008

786,349,000

34.5%

 

Chidren's Program Attendance 1993 - 2008

Survey Results
Year Total
1993

35,573,000

1994

38,399,000

1995

40,995,000

1996

42,423,000

1997

43,444,000

1998

45,885,000

1999

47,702,000

2000

49,290,000

2001

51,800,000

2002

52,143,000

2003

53,261,000

2004

54,590,000

2005

54,615,000

2006

57,576,000

2007

58,954,000

2008

60,994,000

 

Source:     Public Libraries in the United States XXXX.   Institute for Museum and

Library Services. (Data collected by National Center for Education Statistics through 2005)

Compiled by ALA Office for Research and Statistics and the ALA Library.

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