Cleveland Public Library has been awarded a 5-star rating in the 2016 Library Journal Index of Public Library Service (LJ Index).
“The only way a library can earn a five-star ranking is when it has tremendous support from its community, the dedication of a talented staff, and the strategic oversight provided by a committed Board of Trustees. Cleveland Public Library is so fortunate to have all three,” said Felton Thomas, director of CPL.
Of over 9,000 public libraries in the United States ranked by Library Journal, 260 of these libraries were given star ratings in 2016 based on a number of criteria. The star ratings are determined by a library’s circulation, e-circulation, visits, program attendance, and public Internet computer usage. Cleveland Public Library ranked 4th out of libraries its size, based on these measures.
Library Journal explains, “The LJ Index is a national rating system designed to recognize and promote America’s public libraries, to help improve the pool of nationally collected library statistics, and to encourage library self-evaluation.”
Cleveland Public Library shares its home with the Cleveland Museum of Art (ranked 2nd best museum in the U.S. by Business Insider), the world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Cleveland Public Library is proud to be recognized as another iconic institution, helping to make Cleveland an even brighter spot on the map.
Find the full list of LJ Index star-rated libraries and more information at LibraryJournal.com.