Martin County Library System Press Releases

March 22, 2010

Martin Libraries Receives High Rankings by State

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

DATE: MARCH 15, 2010

CONTACT: JUDI SNYDER, PUBLIC RELATIONS 772/219-4964

MARTIN COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM ACHIEVES HIGH RANKINGS IN NEWLY RELEASED 2008 STATE LIBRARY STATISTICS

The State Library & Archives of Florida, Florida Department of State, has released its 2008 Florida Library Directory with Statistics, in which the Martin County Library System (MCLS) is ranked among 30 library systems across Florida in a category of service population from 100,001 – 750,000. In 2007 the service population for Martin County Library System was 143,737. The following results are derived from statistical tables found on the Department’s Web site, http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/bld/research_office/2008LibraryDirectory/index.cfm, under “Library Use Elements, Ranked”:

 • MCLS ranks 1st in the state in Library Visits per capita.

• MCLS ranks 1st in the state in Adult Program Attendance per capita.

• MCLS ranks 1st in the state in Young Adult Program Attendance per capita.

• MCLS ranks 2nd in the state in Children’s Program Attendance per capita.

• MCLS ranks 1st in the state in Total Program Attendance per capita.

• MCLS ranks 3rd in the state in Public Use Internet Terminals Per 1,000 Population.

• MCLS ranks 1st in the state in Circulation per capita.

• MCLS ranks 2nd in the state in Circulation Per Capita of Children’s Materials.

For more information about the Martin County Library System visit the MCLS Web site, http://www.library.martin.fl.us, pick up a Library Connection at any Martin County library or call 772-221-1403.

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