By the Numbers
Interlochen Public Library is regarded as a critical community asset for the residents of Interlochen and surrounding areas. As the population grows – especially among young families – utilization of the library and its programs have increased at a dramatic pace.
- Library patrons increased 70% from 2004-2013.
- Circulation totals increased 50% from 2004-2013.
- Participation in children’s programming increased 60% from 2005-2013.
- Circulation and library visits are double the average of Michigan’s 75 Class 2 public libraries which are designated to serve geographic areas with populations of 4,000-7,000.
Demands for community space and information technology continue to grow rapidly. However, none of these can be met within the physical, electrical, and mechanical constraints of the current facility.