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
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Did You Know? (Missoula Public Library)

  1. 3. DID YOU KNOW… Missoula Public Library has the greatest use of any public library in the state of Montana?
  2. 6. DID YOU KNOW… For every one book MPL purchases, another book must be removed from the shelves?
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 16. DID YOU KNOW… MPL checks in over 300 items an hour, every day?
  6. 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
  7. 22. DID YOU KNOW… 70,000 people visit MPL on average every month? That’s 17,500 a week and 2,500 a day!
  8. 25. DID YOU KNOW… MPL was founded in 1882? The Missoula Ladies Reading Circle started it all!
  9. 28. DID YOU KNOW… The current MPL building was opened on April 1, 1974?
  10. 31. DID YOU KNOW… In 2009, MPL circulated 803,713 items!
  11. 34. DID YOU KNOW… Over 60,000 Missoulians have an MPL library card?
  12. 35. 1940 2010

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