This was posted as 'Fun Library Facts' on the home page of my Advanced Management of Library Systems class. A 6 page report on how "libraries stack up." Here are a couple of the facts that I found interesting.
1. Libraries worldwide have $31 billion in expenditures annually. Libraries in the
5. Five times more people visit US public libraries each year than attend US professional and college football, basketball, baseball and hockey games combined.
I love interesting statistics!! WHOOT WHOOT!! =)
(side note: Most of these stats were researched in 2003, so they are a bit outdated. However, they are still pretty impressive!!!)