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ADULT CIRCULATION ROSE 3%, WHILE JUVENILE CIRCULATION DIPPED 5%
In 1999, the Index of American Public Library Circulation was 114, a 1% decrease from the 1998 circulation index of 115 (AL, Sept. 1999, p. 69-70). The index of expenditures rose 5%, from 155 in 1998 to 162 in 1999. The index of expenditures in constant 1990 dollars rose 1%, from 126 in 1998 to 127 in 1999.
The index values are based on figures reported annually by a sample of 112 libraries representative of all United States public libraries serving populations of over 25,000. The sample was selected from the universe of all public libraries serving populations of over 25,000, and is proportionally …