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Posted on: November 7, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Circulation is 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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