Helper City Library, serving an area of 2,000 residents, has a collection of 12,600 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 56 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 84 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.
Staffing consists of one employee, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $5,000. Patrons make 2,900 visits annually, and check out materials 4,800 times. Forty-eight percent of all check-outs are children's materials.