Clinton-Macomb Public Library Year in Review 2015/2016

2015-2016 was a year of big numbers for the Clinton-Macomb Public Library!

This year we hit a circulation of two million items! We circulated 2,084,661 items this year--up 14% from last year.

Libraries are still relevant, especially in the digital age!

Our public computer sessions continued to rise, with a total of 113,150 sessions initiated in the last year.

Our community values programs for all ages...


- Attendance at children's programs rose 25% this year! Over 42,000 children attended an event at one of our locations.

- We saw more than 7,000 teens at events geared for kids in grades 6-12. That was a 11% increase over last year.

- Adult program attendance increased by 6% with over 4,700 adults attending a program at the library last year.

24/7 Checkouts

- Overdrive (ebooks and Audiobooks) 53,124 checkouts.

- Hoopla (eBooks, audiobooks, music and movies) 14,992 checkouts.

- Zinio (magazines) 12,722 checkouts.

- 26,269 songs were downloaded from Freegal (music) this year. If you consider the average price of these songs on iTunes, these people would have collectively paid $33,659.97. Instead, they checked out these songs for FREE!

Family Place

In 2016, CMPL officially launched the Family Place initiative. Family Place builds on the knowledge that good health, early learning, parental involvement and supportive communities play a critical role in young children’s growth and development. Core components of Family Place libraries include:

- Collections of materials (books, music, toys) for babies, toddlers, parents and caregivers.

- The Parent-Child Workshop, a 5-week program for toddlers and parents, which emphasizes the importance of play and the importance of parents as a child’s first teachers.

- Coalition-building with community agencies to develop programs and services that meet local needs.

- Outreach to new and non-traditional library users, especially parents and very young children.

- Developmentally-appropriate programming for very young children and their parents.

- Library staff trained in family support, child development, parent education, and best practices.

Item Holdings

Print Collection: 329,605 items

Audio Collection: 33,745 items

Video Collection: 38,191 items

Other Collections: 34,327 items

Total Collection Size: 435,868 items

Final audited details about revenue and expenses are approved by the library's auditors in April. Click below for a detailed report then.

We look forward to serving you soon. At CMPL you can explore you life, your community, world!

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