Library again ranks highest in per capita circulation rate Director credits funding, work

August 09, 1993

Carroll County Public Library had the highest circulation per capita of any county in Maryland for the second year in a row.

County residents checked out the equivalent of 19.22 books, videos and other materials each from the library in fiscal year 1992, a Maryland public library statistics report shows.

The state circulation per capita was 10.29 items, the report says.

The Carroll system has 410,180 items to lend to 100,932 registered borrowers.

Linda Mielke, who takes over as the system's director next Monday, attributed the high circulation rate to several factors.

"It's a combination of funding, leadership, staff hard work and listening to your customers," she said.

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