Elgin Community Library, serving an area of 1,000 residents, has a collection of 10,000 books and periodicals; in addition, there are 168 CDs, records, cassettes and other audio materials, as well as 330 video items, such as DVDs and VHS tapes.
Staffing consists of one employee, plus volunteers. Annual expenditures on the library collection total $4,600. Patrons make 6,000 visits annually, and check out materials 9,600 times. Twenty-four percent of all check-outs are children's materials.