GHPL named All-Time All-Star Library

star_library_2017Library Journal has named the Grandview Heights Public Library (GHPL) one of America’s best public libraries with a ranking of five stars for the 10th consecutive year.

GHPL is one of only 13 U.S. public libraries to receive a five-star rating in all 10 editions of the magazine’s Index of Public Library Service, a distinction shared with Worthington Libraries.

Over the 10 editions of the index, 606 libraries have received a starred rating in one or more years. A total of 69 libraries received stars in each of the 10 editions. Of those, 13 U.S. public libraries earned a five-star rating each and every year.

This year, the index evaluated 7,409 U.S. public libraries across the country, with 259 receiving a starred rating and 85 libraries receiving a five-star rating. Ratings are based on 2015 data from the IMLS—circulation (physical and digital materials), visits, program attendance, and Internet use, each per capita.

In addition to GHPL, six other Central Ohio library systems received star ratings: Bexley Public LibraryColumbus Metropolitan LibraryUpper Arlington Public LibraryWagnalls Memorial LibraryWesterville Public Library, and Worthington Libraries.

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