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AADL Named Five Star Library for the 15th Year in a Row

by richretyi

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For the 15th year in a row, the Ann Arbor District Library earned five stars in Library Journal’s annual ratings of public libraries across the nation. AADL has been a five-star library since Library Journal created the America Star Libraries ratings in 2008.

“AADL is honored to receive this recognition from Library Journal for the 15th year in a row," said AADL Board of Trustees President Jim Leija. "The AADL Board extends our sincere congratulations to the AADL staff for this achievement, and our gratitude for all the work they do to ensure that AADL is one of the best library systems in the country.”

Library Director Eli Neiburger adds, "The Library Journal Star Index measures how much a community uses its library, and the communities of the AADL district really love to use their libraries! Thank you to all our patrons for all the visiting, borrowing, event attending, and more that happens at the library every day. And especially, thank you for always letting us know what you think about AADL, and how we can better serve, surprise, and delight you when you use your library."

LJ's ratings are based on per capita output measures based on FY20 data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Public Library Survey. Seven measures determined total scores and star ratings:

• Circulation of physical materials
• Circulation of electronic materials
• Library visits
• Library program attendance
• Public internet users
• WiFi sessions
• E-retrievals (usage of online content like databases)
• Library website visits

Eleven other libraries in the State of Michigan earned star ratings this year:
Benzie Shores District Library: three stars
Bloomfield Township Public Library: four stars
Capital Area District Library: three stars
Kent District Library: five stars
Leelanau Township Library: three stars
New Buffalo Township Library: four stars
Pentwater Township Library: three stars
Pinckney Community Public Library: five stars
Plymouth District Library: three stars
Saugatuck-Douglas District Library: three stars
West Bloomfield Township Public Library: five stars

Click to view the full list of libraries earning stars here.


Totally agreed. I am so grateful for you all, including the dedicated staff. Keep up the good work!

So proud of the staff for all of their hard work! It is an amazing community that supports and uses its public library so consistently over the years. Congratulations to everyone! Josie

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