2022 Library Statistics
18,600 Card holders
783,254 items circulated – 19.8 items per capita
206,372 visitors to the Library building
9,874 item shared through Outreach programs
545,528 Wi-Fi sessions
206,372 visits to the website – 17,198 per month
17,185 program attendees
2021 Comparable Libraries Analysis
The Park Ridge Public Library is an excellent value for tax payer dollars. Compared to our peers, our Library has the next to lowest operating expenditures, while maintaining a reasonable tax rate. Looking at the average cost per circulation among peer libraries is another measure of value provided and PRPL is second only to Wheaton with a cost per circulation of $6.40.
Our spending on collections is the highest as a percentage of total expenditures, when compared with other libraries, at approximately 17%. This has proven successful for us as we have the second highest circulation rate per capita among our peers at 14 circs per capita.