The Potter-Tioga Library System is geographically the largest library system in Pennsylvania, serving the residents of Potter and Tioga counties in an area of 2,215 square miles. It is the only two-county system in the state and provides library service to a population of 60,343. The System delivers rotating collections of large-type books and books on CD and MP3 quarterly to its eleven member libraries.
The System also operates deposit libraries in fourteen small communities that do not have their own local library. These collections are usually located in post offices and offer a variety of books for all ages and interests.
The library system also provides consulting and continuing education services to the local librarians and acts as a liaison between the local librarians and the District and State Libraries. All library funding from federal, state and county funds is distributed by the System to the local libraries.
System-Wide Statistics, 2011:
- 222,750 books available
- 404 periodical titles
- 462 total service hours per week
- 224,419 items circulated
- $167,586 spent on materials
- $1,030,558 total operating expenditures
County Librarian: Jody Cole
Assistant County Librarian: Barb Hogan
Potter/Tioga System Libraries in Yellow - Deposit Libraries in white
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