Six Star Libraries in MHLS

star librariesLibrary Journal, the premier professional journal for libraries, has released the eighth edition of their Index of Public Library Service, also known as “America’s Star Libraries, 2015: Top Rated Libraries.” Six of this year’s Star Libraries are right here in the Mid-Hudson Library System! That accounts for 15% of all of the Star Libraries in New York State!

  • Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library
    (Cold Spring)
  • Philmont Public Library
  • Red Hook Public Library
  • Tivoli Free Library
  • Windham Public Library
  • Woodstock Public Library District

 The LJ Index is a measurement tool that compares U.S. public libraries with their spending peers based on four per capita output measures:

  • circulation
  • library visits
  • program attendance
  • public Internet computer use

Scores on the LJ Index are produced by measuring the relationships between each library’s statistics and the averages for its expenditure category.