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    How the numbers stack up

    370 public libraries in the state  350 communities with libraries or library services (every city and town except New Ashford)  0 main public libraries closed permanently  6,057 public library employees, with a full-time equivalent (based on 35 hours a week) of 4,130  48,620,335 library holdings (all materials)  32,716,699 print holdings  5,345,636 nonprint holdings (including CDs, DVDs, e-books)  2,486,065 e-book holdings  6,044 public use Internet computers available  156,679 users of Web-connected computers across the state in a typical week  $150 million for library construction/renovation contained in a new capital bond bill

    Compiled by Wendy Killeen
    SOURCE: Dianne Carty, acting director of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners

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