A long-awaited report has finally been released. Public Libraries in the United States 2002 reports summary statistics for a wide range of statistics by both state and population of legal service area. (A link to this report is found under Public Libraries and National Statistics. Use the blue menu bar on the left side of most of our pages to locate it.) The most popular section of this report–one of the appendices–ranks the 50 states and D.C. on selected statistical ratios. Based on this and previous editions of the same publication, LRS is preparing a special report that will analyze the changes in Colorado’s standing in these rankings from 1992 thorugh 2002. There are some very nice surprises to report, so watch for an upcoming issue of FAST FACTS.

Keith
Lance_K@cde.state.co.us