RRPL Honored as American Star Library
For the fourth consecutive year, Rocky River Public Library has been selected as one of the best libraries in the nation in Library Journal’s 2014 “Index of Public Library Service.” The rating identifies 258 Star libraries, based on data from more than 7,500 public libraries nationwide.
The LJ Index and its "Star Library" ratings rank public libraries across the country based upon statistical performing measures gathered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The index highlights a substantial number of U.S. public libraries whose levels of service distinguish them among their peers.
“We are honored to be chosen again as a Star Library,” said Library Director Jamie L. Mason. “It shows the dedication of our staff to provide quality services and programs to our patrons. Thank you to everyone who uses our Library. The award really goes to all of you!”
The statistics used to create the Star Libraries rankings include expenditures that relate to circulation, library visits, public Internet computer use and program attendance per capita. Star libraries were recognized in 39 states, with Ohio claiming the second highest number of libraries with this distinction. Library Journal is a highly respected professional publication and the oldest one covering the field of library service.
Kitty Sommers is Director of Marketing at Rocky River Public Library.