Westerville, OH - The Westerville Public Library has once again been recognized as a Star Library by Library Journal. This year 6,333 public libraries nationwide qualified to be rated in the LJ Index of Public Library Service. Only 261 libraries received a star rating, placing Westerville in the top 4% of the nation’s public libraries. Since the inaugural edition of the LJ Index in 2009, the Westerville Public Library has been awarded a five-star rating 8 times, and a 4-star rating twice.
This prestigious and very welcome recognition is awarded to libraries that are the heaviest used and most cost-efficient in the nation. Ratings are determined by community support, number of library visits, items borrowed, program attendance, computer usage and cost per capita. In additional, this year's ratings incorporated a new per-capita output measure, WiFi sessions, to provide a more complete picture of how visitors access online resources at the library.
The Westerville Public Library is the only single-location Ohio library in our budget category to have a star rating. We are grateful and humbled by this national recognition. We also have a deep and sincere appreciation for our role in the community, our customers, the Library Board of Trustees, an outstanding staff and our wonderful community partners that continually contribute to our success.
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Last updated: 1/31/2020