Library Journal’s new national rating of public libraries, the LJ Index of Public Library Service, identifies 256 “star” libraries. Created by Ray Lyons and Keith Curry Lance, it rates 7,115 public libraries. The top libraries in each group get five, four, or three Michelin guide-like stars. All included libraries, stars or not, can use their scores to learn from their peers and improve service to their communities.
Congratulations to the 10 Illinois Libraries who were named as Star Libraries by LJ – Cordova District Library, Naperville Public Library, Arlington Heights Memorial Public Library, Schaumburg Township District Public Library, Hodgkins Public Library District, Skokie Public Library, Champaign Public Library, Barrington Public Library District, Fountaindale Public Library District, and the Des Plaines Public Library.
You can see their overall score based on Circulation per capita, visits per capita, program attendance per capita, and internet terminal uses per capita in the LJ article.