Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Homewood Public Library Earns National Three Star Rating

Well, maybe it's time to toot our own horn a little. Yes, we are very happy and proud of earning a Three Star Rating in The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service 2009. See the article America's Star Libraries and click Alabama on the map to see all the stars, state by state, then click Alabama again to jump to Homewood Library's listing.

The index rates 7,115 public libraries according to four output measures that indicate public service—circulation per capita, visits per capita, program attendance per capita, and public Internet uses per capita. The top libraries in each category were then assigned five, four, or three stars. A total of 256 libraries in the country received star ratings and only three libraries in Alabama received stars.
Yes, we have the greatest staff who work hard, are very intuitive and pro-community, which leads me to say that we could not have done this without our community. We want to thank our Library Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Homewood Public Library, the City of Homewood, and our patrons who support this library. We strive to be what our community wants us to be. We are very fortunate to be listed among the nation's best libraries, indeed, and will strive to be even better!

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