Thursday, May 07, 2009

The Range Reads...and how!

The Mesabi Range enjoys a high density of libraries. By using information provided by the American Library Association, the Arrowhead Library System, and Wikipedia, these comparisons are made:

United States
Total square miles: 3,794,066
Public Libraries: 16,592
One public library for every 229 square miles

State of Minnesota
Total square miles: 87,014
Public Libraries: 309
One public library for every 281 square miles

Mesabi Range
Total square miles: approx. 400
Public Libraries: 17
One public library for every 24 square miles

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