Did You Know? (Missoula Public Library)

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This slideshare presents fun & interesting facts about the Missoula Public Library in Missoula, Montana. www.MissoulaPublicLibrary.org …

This slideshare presents fun & interesting facts about the Missoula Public Library in Missoula, Montana. www.MissoulaPublicLibrary.org
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  • 3. DID YOU KNOW… Missoula Public Library has the greatest use of any public library in the state of Montana?
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  • 6. DID YOU KNOW… For every one book MPL purchases, another book must be removed from the shelves?
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  • 9. DID YOU KNOW… Only 5% of public libraries in the US provide 7-days-a-week service to their communities?* * 2003 Colorado Public Library Annual Report
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  • 12. DID YOU KNOW… MPL offers “comprehensive” services, a designation that only 5% of public libraries attain in the US?* * 2003 Colorado Public Library Annual Report
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  • 16. DID YOU KNOW… MPL checks in over 300 items an hour, every day?
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  • 19. DID YOU KNOW… For its size, Missoula should have a public library three times larger than its current site?* * 2003 Colorado Public Library Annual Report
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  • 22. DID YOU KNOW… 70,000 people visit MPL on average every month? That’s 17,500 a week and 2,500 a day!
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  • 25. DID YOU KNOW… MPL was founded in 1882? The Missoula Ladies Reading Circle started it all!
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  • 28. DID YOU KNOW… The current MPL building was opened on April 1, 1974?
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  • 31. DID YOU KNOW… In 2009, MPL circulated 803,713 items!
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  • 34. DID YOU KNOW… Over 60,000 Missoulians have an MPL library card?
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