2016 Star Libraries

congratulationsLibrary 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
    (Cold Spring)
  • 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:

  • circulation
  • e-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.