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St. Charles Public Library Receives Three-Star Status

St. Charles Public Library one of America’s Star Libraries

St. Charles Public Library is recognized as one of 2017 America’s Star Libraries as ranked by Library Journal with a three-star ranking, making it part of an elite group of libraries across the state and nation.

“What wonderful recognition for our Library and community. We are honored to have received such a prestigious distinction,” shared Edith G. Craig, Library Director. 

Library Journal’s ranking is based on five measures: circulation, library visits, program attendance, circulation of electronic materials and public Internet computer use-and ranks the best performing libraries within budget categories. A total of 7,409 public libraries were ranked but only 259 qualified as star libraries with three-, four- or five-star designations. St. Charles was one of 22 libraries in Illinois to receive distinction. 

St. Charles Library was in the top nationwide and first in the state for three-star libraries in the $5-9.9 million category, according to the data. Illinois was among the top four states with 22 Star Libraries, according to Library Journal.

For more information about St. Charles Public Library’s three-star status, read the full article from Library Journal