WNPL By The Numbers

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Here are 2019-2020 statistics about Warren-Newport Public Library District and its services:

  • Annual Circulation: 548,439 items
  • District Cardholders: 44,364 patrons
  • District Population: 66,690 people
  • Library Visitors: 207,337 patrons
  • Size of Collection: 313,311 items
  • Self-Checkout: 211,749 items
  • E-media Checkout: 88,124 items
  • Reference Questions: 24,774 questions
  • Library Room Uses: 9,106 uses
  • Programs: 910 events
  • Program Attendance: 20,908 patrons
  • Outreach Visits: 1,449 visits
  • Bookmobile Visitors: 8,738 visitors
  • Bookmobile Checkouts: 31,801 items
  • Days Bookmobile on Road: 156 days
  • Volunteer Hours: 2,377 hours
  • Library Room Uses: 6,728 uses
  • Internet Sessions: 22,922 sessions
  • Building Size: 57,300 sq. ft.
  • Staff: 55.91 FTE
  • FY 20-21 Budget: $6.9 million
  • Year established: 1973
  • Library System: Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)

The Warren-Newport Public Library District, founded in 1973, serves a population of approximately 60,000 within a 55-square mile area that covers all or most of Warren and Newport Townships, including Gurnee, Wadsworth, Park City, Wildwood, Grandwood Park, Old Mill Creek, and portions of Grayslake, Millburn, Lake Villa, Libertyville and Waukegan.