MPL By The Numbers

Keep up with the Library with these bimonthly reports showcasing some of the events and services we provide daily.

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Jan-Feb Programming

  • Total overall attendance up 125% from Jan-Feb 2022
  • Number of programs offered up 69% from Jan-Feb 2022


Hundreds of people visited “Evicted” in the lobby of Central Library, including a number of school tours. The free traveling museum exhibit from the National Building Museum was an immersive experience bringing visitors into the world of low-income renter evictions and the impact eviction has on families and the community.

“Thank you for sharing this amazing exhibit. I hope this exhibit and others like it will draw resources for the underserved and underrepresented in our community” – customer comment via Facebook

Adult Programming

Adult programs saw a 51% increase in overall attendance when compared to this point in FY22, including over 350 attendees to Bartlett’s Gardening University series.

Total adult program attendance YTD FY23 is 16, 616.

Teen Programming

Total teen program attendance YTD FY23 is 3,576, up 30% from last year.

Black History Month Programs

  • 15 program; 723 attendees
  • Teens 61%, Children 35%, Adults 4%

HBCU Fair at Raleigh

315 attendees had the opportunity to connect with representatives from Rust College, Tougaloo College, Jackson State University, Tennessee State University, and more!

Strategic Plan 2020-2025

  • Enhance Equitable Access
  • Champion Literacy for All Ages
  • Promote Workforce Development
  • Advance Role as Community Anchor
  • Increase Community Awareness of Offerings
  • Reach Beyond the Walls with Strategic Outreach and Innovation
  • Strengthen the Backbone of MPL by Supporting Staff