Trend and Analysis
LINK accounts (cards automatically given to every public-school student in Prince George’s County) continue to drive the high percentage of cardholders, because this guarantees that all new families with school age children in the County are automatically receiving at least one card in their household. There has also been increased outreach and awareness to make County residents more aware of the resources the library provides. These numbers also reflect the periodic purging of inactive cards. PGCMLS continues to average close to 2.5 million persons entering libraries each year, demonstrating that it continues to provide a high level of needed services for residents.