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Table 9. Percentage of library media centers that provided support for various types of literacy activities and standards, and average number of books checked out during the most recent full week of school, by state: 2007–08

Percent of library media centers that provided support for literacy activities Percent of library media centers
State Number of schools with library media centers   Family literacy activities   Book clubs   That received formal feedback on students' information literacy skills   In which paid pro-
fessional library staff
received formal training
on information literacy
instruction in the past
12 months
  Average number of books or other materials checked out during the most recent full week of school  
United States  81,920   41.8   38.6   24.2   37.4   627  
                         
Alabama  1,400   45.6   48.0   32.0   30.7   625  
Alaska  430   40.1   55.5   16.2   21.5   298  
Arizona  1,540   37.6   40.1   19.3   18.1   767  
Arkansas  980   68.3   35.1   38.9   44.9   641  
California  7,870   35.0   30.7   11.0   22.5   607  
                         
Colorado  1,500   38.8   34.8   36.8   41.0   505  
Connecticut  970   36.6   42.9   23.9   36.5   372  
Delaware  170   40.0   39.0   24.4   36.1   552  
District of Columbia  160   43.7   57.5   42.7   52.2   112  
Florida  2,910   69.0   56.5   43.8   50.5   802  
                         
Georgia  2,190   56.5   45.0   33.5   41.9   1,140  
Hawaii  270   56.1   44.7   31.9   70.1   606  
Idaho  620   36.0   25.0   14.5 ! 20.0   557  
Illinois  3,550   38.0   43.7   19.7   30.3   575  
Indiana  1,810   34.6   35.2   20.6   29.6   690  
                         
Iowa  1,260   25.1   27.3   31.9   31.5   514  
Kansas  1,350   39.4   33.1   25.5 ! 25.0 ! 780 !
Kentucky  1,220   63.6   39.8   29.0   43.8   774  
Louisiana  1,220   47.6   28.7   49.6   38.8   551  
Maine  650   27.7   42.8   23.3   33.0   326  
                         
Maryland  1,290   43.2   45.9   31.0   45.2   430  
Massachusetts  1,630   32.9   34.7   11.7 ! 27.8   340  
Michigan  3,250   38.8   29.7   14.7 ! 27.0   552  
Minnesota  1,470   41.2   37.7   18.2   24.9   751  
Mississippi  930   34.3   34.1   25.7   26.7   586  
                         
Missouri  1,880   48.7   46.7   49.8   39.6   500  
Montana  550   33.8   28.6   34.7   26.3   355  
Nebraska  870   29.8   28.6   35.0   26.6   628  
Nevada  510   56.1   40.1   30.2   48.4   778  
New Hampshire  410   36.1   46.9   20.8   40.8   441  
                         
New Jersey  2,140   29.9   41.5   21.9 ! 44.1   385  
New Mexico  660   40.5   36.3   35.5   34.0   508  
New York  4,360   46.3   52.0   24.5   58.9   399  
North Carolina  2,250   45.4   49.5   28.1   42.3   701  
North Dakota  360   28.4   25.3   27.5   50.7   412  
                         
Ohio  3,290   32.1   41.2   17.4   31.6   483  
Oklahoma  1,490   40.0   31.8   48.1   39.3   575  
Oregon  1,100   37.8   35.8   29.7   26.8   557  
Pennsylvania  2,940   33.9   32.9   25.2   56.8   725  
Rhode Island  300   38.0   40.6   26.7   48.3   339  
                         
South Carolina  1,050   60.9   52.0   30.5   37.8   896  
South Dakota  370   22.3   27.8   17.4   24.3   644  
Tennessee  1,610   45.4   29.1   30.4   29.0   768  
Texas  7,340   46.3   36.2   11.8   45.9   871  
Utah  760   40.8   29.0   16.6   44.3   647  
                         
Vermont  330   46.2   49.3   9.6 ! 35.6   323  
Virginia  1,950   44.0   41.8   30.5   45.2   751  
Washington  1,880   45.7   43.1   16.9   39.5   668  
West Virginia  620   23.1   9.6   32.0   25.3   276  
Wisconsin  1,970   38.0   35.0   24.4   48.4   613  
Wyoming  290   40.4   36.7   18.4   30.9   534  
! Interpret data with caution. The standard error for this estimate is equal to 30 percent or more of the estimate's value.
NOTE: The 2007–08 Schools and Staffing Survey did not collect School Library Media Center data from private schools. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Library Media Center Data File," 2007–08.


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