Library Journal, the premier professional journal for libraries, has released the ninth edition of their Index of Public Library Service, also known as “America’s Star Libraries, 2016: Top Rated Libraries.” Five of this year’s Star Libraries are right here in the Mid-Hudson Library System! That accounts for 14% of all of the Star Libraries in New York State!
- Julia L. Butterfield Memorial Library
- Philmont Public Library
- Red Hook Public Library
- Tivoli Free Library
- Windham Public Library
The LJ Index is a measurement tool that compares U.S. public libraries with their spending peers based on five per capita output measures:
- 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.