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Posted on: November 7, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Circulation Numbers are Above Average in Le Mars

While libraries nationwide report decreases in circulation, Le Mars reports significant increases.

Total circulation of physical materials at Le Mars has increased 12% from 2018, from 81,360 in 2018 to 92,518 in 2019. 

When combined with digital downloads, circulation increased 14% compared to last year, for a total of 103,116.

Circulation Trends from FY2014-FY2019

Size E libraries —  libraries having city populations ranging from 5,000 to 9,999 — have reported a decrease in circulation in the past few years, while Le Mars reports the opposite.

Le Mars Public Library submitted these statistics as part of a yearly questionnaire to the State Library of Iowa on October 21st. 

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