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Illinois Counties With the Most Public Libraries

04/22/2015 02:32 pm ET | Updated Jun 20, 2015

Libraries can be an important part of civic life in Illinois, providing spaces for reading, quiet work, Internet access, public gatherings and, of course, a place to hold a community's books. Not every Illinois county has the same number of public libraries available for their residents, though.

Here are five counties with some of the most public libraries in Illinois.

11. LaSalle County

  • 11 libraries
  • Population: 111,241

10. Kane County

  • 11 libraries
  • Population: 527,306

9. DeKalb County

  • 11 libraries
  • Population: 105,462

8. Tazewell County

  • 12 libraries
  • Population: 135,707

7. Will County

  • 13 counties
  • Population: 685,419

Check out the six Illinois counties with the most public libraries at Reboot Illinois.

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