Lewistown Public Library, serving an area of 11,500 residents, has a collection of 38,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 920 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 370 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of 6 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $21,000. Patrons make 69,000 visits annually, and check out materials 84,000 times. Forty-eight percent of all check-outs are children's materials.