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  • Free Movie Rentals at the Library

    Movie rentals have been ubiquitous for quite some time now. From online streaming to mail-in services to those automated boxes you see at grocery stores and strip malls, you can’t go anywhere without having the opportunity to rent movies for just a few dollars compared to paying full price to own a DVD or Blu-Ray …

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  • Genealogy Research at the Library

    Using The Public Library To Research Family History And Genealogy Genealogy and researching family history are quickly becoming one of the most popular hobbies in the United States. With information at our fingertips, researching family names, and plotting the geographic timelines or locations of the various branches of family trees has never been more convenient. …

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  • Check Out Kindle Books at the Library

    See How Easily You Can Check Out a Kindle Book From Your Local Library   If you’ve been paying attention to the U.S. news media you may have noticed that it’s now possible to check out Amazon Kindle books from your local public library. That’s right; as long as you have a valid library card …

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    Independence Libraries Clay County Libraries Missouri Libraries

    Mid-Continent Consolidated Library District #


    Location Address: Mailing Address:
    15616 East 24 Highway 15616 East 24 Highway
    Independence, MO 64050 Independence, MO 64050
    Phone Number: 8168365200  
    Basic Library Information      
    Interlibrary Relationship: Not a member of a library system.
    Operated by: City/County
    Geographic Area: Multi-County
    Service Area Population: 668428
    Annual Visits: 3,691,785
    Annual Hours Open (All branches): 99,372
    Number of central libraries:
    Number of branch libraries: 31
    Number of bookmobiles: 0
    Media Information      
    Number of books and serial volumes: 2,738,293
    Number of audio materials: 155,169
    Number of video materials: 101,621
    Number of current serial subscriptions: 4,963
    Total annual circulation: 6,114,195
    Total annual loans provided to other libraries: 23,042
    Total annual loans received from other libraries: 21,504
    Staff Information      
    Number of ALA-MLS Librarians: 39
    Total Number of Full Time Librarians: 50
    Other Paid Full Time Employees: 486.23
    Total Paid Full Time Employees: 536.23
    Children's Library Services      
    Total annual circulation (including renewals) of all
    children's materials in all formats to all users.
    Total annual attendance at all programs intended
    primarily for children. Includes adults who attend.
    Financial Information      
    Operating Income
    Operating income from local government $28,219,393.00
    Operating income from state government $387,635.00
    Operating income from federal government $17,363.00
    Other operating income $1,537,149.00
    Total income $30,161,540.00
    Salaries and wages for all library staff $12,183,816.00
    Employee benefits for all library staff $2,976,661.00
    Total staff expenditures $15,160,477.00
    Total expenditures on library collection $7,190,813.00
    Other operating expenditures $4,611,929.00
    Total operating expenditures $26,963,219.00
    Expenditures for capital outlay $1,112,739.00
    Library Technology Information      
    Operating expenditures for library materials in electronic format 1,062,519
    Operating expenditures for electronic access 425,846
    Number of library materials in electronic format 605
    Library access to electronic services Yes
    Library access to the Internet Yes
    Internet terminals used by staff only 239
    Internet terminals used by general public 239
    Users of electronic resources per typical week 2750

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