Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Underfunded Libraries Map

Derived from the National Center for Education Statistics (U.S. Census Bureau) March 2005 report, Public Libraries in the United States (pdf), ePodunk has published a map of underfunded libraries.

map of underfunded libraries: click for whole story

"The average 2002 spending (adjusted) of the 6,349 public libraries included in our study was $30.32 per person served. Of the library systems studied, 1,130 (18 percent) reported per capita spending that was less than half that. Those libraries - with annual spending of less than $15 per person - are shown in the above map."