PLCH's executive director, Kim Fender, published a note a couple of weeks ago touting the killer trifecta that the library system hit this year...
- PLCH was named by Hennen the #7 best library system in the nation in the category of systems serving at least half a million people. It's their highest ranking from Hennen ever.
- PLCH has the tenth largest collection of all the libraries in the United States - the third largest among public library systems. In case you were curious, the Library of Congress is the biggest, and Boston and NYC are the bigger publics.
- According to Fender, PLCH also ranked #10 among public libraries in terms of number of items checked out in 2009. She doesn't quote a source for that, though, so linking and fisking her data is a little tough.
In other words, our library system frickin' rocks.
Take advantage of your local branch if you're in town, woncha?