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Lake County Public Library, serving an area of 220,000 residents, has a collection of 1,050,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 56,000 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 40,000 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.

Staffing consists of 161 employees, of whom 34 are fully accredited librarians, plus volunteers. The system comprises one central library and 11 branch libraries. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $1,680,000. Patrons make 320,000 visits annually, and check out materials 2,400,000 times. Twenty-nine percent of all check-outs are children's materials.

Location: 1919 W 81st Ave, Merrillville Indiana 47954 Telephone 219-769-3541

Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Alsip) Alsip-Merrionette Park Library
(Bedford Park) Bedford Park Public Library
(Bellwood) Bellwood Public Library
(Bourbonnais) Bourbonnais Public Library
(Brookfield) Brookfield Free Public Library
(Calumet City) Calumet City Public Library

07/08 Coming to The Merrillville area
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Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
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