Kenton County Public Library Star Ranked Library
For the third year in a row, the Kenton County Public Library in Northern Kentucky has received a Star ranking from the publication Library Journal. The Kenton County Public Library was the only library in Kentucky and one of 16 libraries in the southeastern United States, to receive this prestigious honor. The Library was ranked 23th in its category based on libraries across the nation.
Rankings are based on four per capita service outputs which include: library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use. Library Journal measures libraries from across the country. The LJ Index gives an overall indication of how libraries stack up to their peers nationally. Library Journal ranks libraries on a three, four or five-star rating. Kenton County received a three star rating.
“It’s always exciting to see our library ranked on a national level,” stated Dave Schroeder, executive director for the Kenton County Public Library. “Our Board of Trustees and staff work very hard to provide the best collections, facilities and customer service to our patrons each and every day.”
The LJ Index is a national rating system designed to recognize and promote America’s public libraries, to help improve the pool of nationally collected library statistics, and to encourage library self-evaluation.
More information on the Library Journal’s Star Ranking Index can be found at http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2015/11/managing-libraries/lj-index/class-of-2015/the-star-libraries-2015-by-expenditure-category#10M29M