Children’s Services Benchmarking and Statistical Report 2016

Welcome to the Ontario Public Library Association (OPLA) 2016 Child and Youth Services Committee Report. The library world is always changing. This report attempts to strike a balance between asking questions that capture those changes, while also asking comparator questions from previous surveys. Examples of new information collected include: staffing levels per capita, accessibility, outcome measures, and emerging technologies. Throughout the report, it is clear public libraries are doing great things for the children of their communities, and must continue to advocate for improved services for our youngest users.

Download a digital copy of the 2016 report.

The report can also be purchased in The Library Marketplace.

FREE WEBINAR: Children’s Services by the Numbers (based on the OPLA Children’s Services Report)

Did your your library contribute to the survey? Libraries who completed the survey in 2015 can use Counting Opinion's online survey tool with their unique passcode and login to compare their data to other libraries. A free webinar on the survey tool will be presented on May 11. Register to attend the webinar or receive a free recording of its content.

Past Surveys on Children’s and Teens services can be found below:

The OPLA Child and Youth Services Committee Teen Services Benchmarks and Statistical Report 2013
The OPLA Child and Youth Services Benchmarks and Statistical Report 2009
Child and Youth Services in Ontario: Benchmarks and Statistical Report 2003