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November 24, 2009

We're a five-star library!

Thirty-three Ohio Libraries have been nationally recognized as Star Libraries in the 2009 Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, Round 2, and the Grandview Library has been named a five-star library!

Four of the Ohio libraries have been honored with the highest scores in their respective categories: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, New Carlisle Public Library, and Upper Arlington Public Library.

“The Grandview Library strives to be the place where the community connects in all ways,” said Director Mary Ludlum. “We are thrilled and humbled by this five-star rating, and grateful for our patrons' support!”

Seventeen Ohio libraries were honored with five stars, and nine earned four stars. For many, including the Grandview Library, this is the second time they have achieved Star Library status. Only New York surpassed Ohio in the total number of Star Libraries. 

“Our Ohio libraries provide great services and needed materials," said State Librarian Jo Budler, from the State Library of Ohio. "This in turn makes them the most well-used libraries, their programs the best-attended, and themselves most loved and supported by Ohio residents."
 

Libraries are rated on their performance within categories determined by operating expenditures. Performance is measured and points awarded in the areas of circulation, library visits, program attendance, and public Internet use. The number of stars a library receives is determined by the total number of points earned in each area.

Earlier this year, the Hennen’s American Public Library’s Ratings (HAPLR) Report ranked six Ohio public libraries number one in their population categories. The Grandview Library once again ranked near the top of its population catagory.

The 2009 Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, Round 2, is based on 2007 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) census of U.S. public libraries data. The index identifies 258 "star" libraries, out of 7,268 public libraries.

The following Ohio libraries are included in the Index within their annual expenditure categories: 

OHIO'S FIVE-STAR LIBRARIES

($30,000,000 +)
  • Cuyahoga County Public Library
  • Columbus Metropolitan Library
 
($10,000,000 - $29,999,999)
  • Stark County District Library
  • Akron-Summit County Public Library
 
($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Upper Arlington Public Library
  • Shaker Heights Public Library
  • Worthington Public Library
  • Washington-Centerville Public Library
  • Cleveland Heights – University Heights Public Library
($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Grandview Heights Public Library
  • Wickliffe Public Library
  • Orville Public Library
 
($400,000 - $999,999)
  • New Carlisle Public Library 
 
($200,000 - $399,000)
  • Centerburg Public Library
  • Rock Creek Public Library
  • Andover Public Library
 
($100,000 - $199,999)
  • Wornstaff Memorial Public Library
 
OHIO'S FOUR-STAR LIBRARIES

($30,000,000 +)
  • Toledo-Lucas County Public Library
  • Cleveland Public Library
 
($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Lakewood Public Library
  • Twinsburg Public Library
  • Way Public Library, Perrysburg
($400,000 - $999,999)
  • Columbiana Public Library
  • Crestline Public Library
  • Loudonville Public Library
 
($200,000 - $399,999)
  • Grand Valley Public Library, Orwell


OHIO'S THREE-STAR LIBRARIES


($10,000,000 - $29,999,999)
  • Dayton Metro Library
 
($5,000,000 - $9,999,999)
  • Mansfield-Richland County Public Library
  • Geauga County Public Library, Chardon
($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Hudson Library & Historical Society
  • Wright Memorial Public Library, Oakwood
 
($400,000 - $999,999)
  • East Palestine Memorial Public Library
  • Peninsula Library & Historical Society


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