West Fargo Public Library, serving an area of 14,700 residents, has a collection of 60,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 1,760 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 1,260 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes.
Staffing consists of 5 employees, including one fully accredited librarian, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $35,000. Patrons make 52,000 visits annually, and check out materials 60,000 times. Forty percent of all check-outs are children's materials.