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Douglas County Public Library, serving an area of 13,200 residents, has a collection of 28,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 280 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 176 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes. Internet terminals are available for use by the general public.

Staffing consists of 2 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $15,400. Patrons make 26,000 visits annually, and check out materials 36,000 times. Twenty-two percent of all check-outs are children's materials.

Location: 401 SW. Third Ave., Ava Missouri 65608 Telephone 417-683-5633

Other Public Libraries nearby:
(Ava) Douglas County Public Library
(Gainesville) Ozark County Library
(Seymour) Seymour Community Library
(Houston) Texas County Library
(Marshfield) Webster County Library
(West Plains) West Plains Public Library

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