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Library Statistics and State Aid


Michigan Public Library Governance
Michigan public libraries are established according to statute into the following categories:
Type of Governance Number of Libraries
City 81
County 17
District 158
School District 18
Township 101
Village 15

Updated 02/01/2012


State Aid Per Capita Rates
See the above link for figures from 2000-2014.

State Aid, Penal Fines, and Library StatisticsState aid grants to libraries are per capita grants awarded annually to public libraries, according to statute.

Penal fines are distributed to public libraries by county treasurers. The amount is determined yearly based on population and local laws.

Statistical data is submitted by libraries annually via the Annual Report/State Aid Application. Data is reviewed, analyzed, compiled and submitted to the Federal Government via the PLSC program.


PUBLIC LIBRARY COMPILED DATAMichigan Public Library Statistics are compiled from the Annual Report/State Aid Application submitted by public libraries. Data from filing seasons 2009/2010, 2008/2009, 2007/2008, 2006/2007, 2005/2006, and 2004/2005 are available online.

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State Aid

• FY 2011 State Aid Payments (state fiscal year ending Sept 30, 2011) UPDATED MAY 25, 2011 Excel icon

• State Aid to Public Libraries Application Process PDF icon Included in the state aid process issued Oct 1, 2011.

• State Aid Act (PA 89 of 1977) Specific legislative language of the State Aid to Public Libraries Act of 1977.


Penal Fines Distribution

• Penal FinesPenal fines are distributed to public libraries by county treasurers. The amount is determined yearly based on population and local laws.

• Penal Fines FAQ PDF icon The Library of Michigan often receives inquiries about the penal fines population certification process. The FAQ and flow chart provides useful information on this process.

• Ten-Year Penal Fine Comparisons Report Excel icon

• Five-Year Penal Fine Comparison Report Excel icon

• Michigan Penal Fine Distribution Report 2012 Excel icon

• Michigan Penal Fine Distribution Report 2011 Excel icon

• Michigan Penal Fine Distribution Report 2010 Excel icon

• Michigan Penal Fine Distribution Report 2009 Excel icon

• Michigan Penal Fine Distribution Report 2008 Excel icon

• Michigan Penal Fine Distribution Report 2007 Excel icon

• Michigan Penal Fine Distribution Report 2006 Excel icon

• Michigan Penal Fine Distribution Report 2005 Excel icon

• Michigan Penal Fine Distribution Report 2004 Excel icon

• Michigan Penal Fine Distribution Report 2003 Excel icon

• Michigan Penal Fine Distribution Report 2002 Excel icon

• Michigan Penal Fine Distribution Report 2001 Excel icon


Michigan Public Libraries Data Digest

• Michigan Public Libraries: Data Digest 2013 PDF icon

• Michigan Public Libraries: Data Digest 2012 PDF icon

• Michigan Public Libraries: Data Digest 20112011 edition not produced; consult compiled data files for 2010/2011

• Michigan Public Libraries: Data Digest 20102010 edition not produced; consult compiled data files for 2009/2010

• Michigan Public Libraries: Data Digest 2009 PDF icon

• Michigan Public Libraries: Data Digest 2008 PDF icon

• Michigan Public Libraries: Data Digest 2007 PDF icon

• Michigan Public Libraries: Data Digest 2006 PDF icon

• Michigan Public Libraries: Data Digest 2005 PDF icon

• Michigan Public Libraries: Data Digest 2004 PDF icon

• Michigan Public Libraries: Data Digest 2003 PDF icon

• Michigan Public Libraries: Data Digest 2000 PDF icon


Links

• Financial Management Reference Guide

• Compare Public Libraries Nationally Compare Public Libraries uses Fiscal Year 2008 data from the Public Libraries Survey, which was conducted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

• Public Library Statistics Cooperative(PLSC) for Public Library Data(Formerly FSCS) The PLSC Program is managed by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

• Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Library Statistics Program IMLS works with the Bureau of Census to collect, process, and disseminate library data.

• American Library Association (ALA) Office for Research and Statistics ALA Office for Research and Statistics initiates statistical projects to assist and promote library service.




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