2012 Statistics Dashboard


The library's total revenue for 2012 was $5,400,990. The majority of revenue comes from property taxes. The library received $5,054,411 in property taxes.

The library had $4,649,099 in expenditures.

Employees, including part time, full time, substitutes, and interns, worked a total of 111,155 hours. Volunteers contributed 4,604 hours of volunteer work to the library.

The library employed a total of 93 people. 79 total volunteers offered their time to work at the library.

Library Usage

We welcomed 563,331 visitors through our doors.

There were 85,818 total library card holders. Of those, 77% were Canton Public Library Card holders.

In 2012, patrons checked out a total of 1,737,417 items and checked out 33,065 eBooks. 32% of the items checked out in 2012 were DVDs, 30% were children's books, and 22% were adult books.

The library has over 325,117 items in the collection. 73% of materials at the library are print materials. 13% of the items at the library are DVDs.

Programs and Outreach

The library held a total of 1,127 programs, with 29,563 people in attendance. Of those programs, 570 were children's programs, and 61 programs were a part of Connect Your Summer.

The library meeting rooms were used outside of library-sponsored programs 177 times over the course of the year.

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