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Table 10. Percentage of library media centers that provided support for various programs, average number of student visits, and average number of books checked out during the most recent full week of school, per library media center and per 100 students, by state: 2011–12


          During the most recent full week of school  
  Percent of library media centers that provided support for   Per library media center, average number of   Per 100 students, number of2
State Family literacy activities1   Programs that encourage students to read   Student visits   Books or other materials checked out   Student visits   Books or other materials checked out  
United States 36.4   65.3   560   620   100   110  
                         
Alabama 45.7   72.1   510   700   100   130  
Alaska 24.7   72.2   230   190   120   100  
Arizona 37.9   50.5   550   730   90   120  
Arkansas 65.0   78.9   400   530   70   100  
California 23.2   58.0   550   590   80   90  
                         
Colorado 31.7   73.5   640   450   120   80  
Connecticut 21.5   48.3   570   530   110   100  
Delaware 38.9   52.4   440   500   60   70  
District of Columbia            
Florida 60.6   80.8   650   760   80   100  
                         
Georgia 51.6   84.5   910   920   120   120  
Hawaii   61.3 ! 670   280   90   40 !
Idaho 29.6   55.9   580   710   140   170  
Illinois 39.0   64.5   530   590   100   110  
Indiana 30.0   65.7   610   730   100   120  
                         
Iowa 27.5   52.2   580   510   140   120  
Kansas 26.6   58.7   510   600   150   170  
Kentucky 63.2   78.5   590   680   120   130  
Louisiana 51.5   75.2   410   410   90   90  
Maine 30.6   50.6   310   330   90   100  
                         
Maryland            
Massachusetts 18.7   42.0   480   330   80   50  
Michigan 32.5   48.0   460   560   90   110  
Minnesota 16.0   51.4   680   690   130   130  
Mississippi 29.4   68.6   390   630   70   110  
                         
Missouri 42.3   72.1   510   560   110   120  
Montana 23.7   48.6   360   400   130   140  
Nebraska 28.3   64.7   350   480   110   140  
Nevada 60.3   68.9   720   850   80   100  
New Hampshire 15.8   47.4   530   350   110   70  
                         
New Jersey 32.3   65.2   430   420   70   70  
New Mexico 34.1   62.8   390 ! 550 ! 90 ! 120 !
New York 36.4   65.9   660   410   100   60  
North Carolina 43.8   79.7   640   760   110   130  
North Dakota 31.5   42.3   350   380   120   130  
                         
Ohio 19.6   51.2   480   500   90   90  
Oklahoma 32.0   57.9   570   620   130   150  
Oregon 34.2   56.3   520   620   100   120  
Pennsylvania 25.3   68.5   490   670   80   110  
Rhode Island 17.7   47.9   280   350   60   80  
                         
South Carolina 59.6   80.2   620   800   90   120  
South Dakota 26.3   52.8   390   410   120   130  
Tennessee 33.2   64.1   580   810   90   130  
Texas 49.1   77.1   620   820   100   130  
Utah 25.8   59.4   710   650   110   100  
                         
Vermont 39.7   70.0   410   330   140   110  
Virginia 44.9   85.6   560   840   90   140  
Washington 42.3   67.2   670   590   120   110  
West Virginia 22.9   47.1   340   370   80   90  
Wisconsin 35.5   65.0   600   640   140   150  
Wyoming 25.3   69.6   390   380   140   130  
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
1 Activities that offer educational opportunities to students' family members in order to improve their literacy and life skills.
2 Ratios computed as the weighted sum of the survey item (student visits or materials checked out) across all libraries, divided by total enrollment, with the result multiplied by 100.
NOTE: The 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey did not collect school library media center data from private schools.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School Library Media Center Data File," 2011–12.


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