Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Journal Rates WRL as Star Library for 11th Time

Williamsburg Regional Library has been named a Star Library by Library Journal for the eleventh time (Courtesy of Element5 Digital/Pexels)

WILLIAMSBURG — Williamsburg Regional Library (WRL) has been named one of the top public libraries in the country by Library Journal for the eleventh year in a row.

“We are honored to join only three other libraries in Virginia to receive a Star Library rating this year,” said Library Director Betsy Fowler. “Receiving a star rating for so many years is a testament to the important role WRL plays in making this such a vibrant community and to its innovative, hard-working staff who bring a wide array of programs, materials, and services to the citizens of the Historic Triangle.”

According to WRL, there were 5,608 U.S. public libraries that qualified to be ranked in 2021. WRL was among only 4.7 percent of public libraries awarded the accolade of Star Library status by Library Journal. The library received a three-star rating for the journal’s 2021 list.

Library Journal started publishing this ranking system about 14 years ago. WRL has been named to the list 11 times. The magazine assigns libraries star ratings based on measuring various library services such as circulation of library materials per capita or examining the number of visits to the library.

More information on WRL including upcoming events and services can be found at the WRL website.

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