For the second year in a row, Kent District Library has been recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries, as rated by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, a national rating of public libraries. KDL was one of only three libraries in Michigan to receive this honor. Ann Arbor District Library and Benzie Shores District Library also were ranked as Star Libraries.
Library Journal ranked 7,513 public libraries and identified 262 star performers. Libraries were ranked and given scores based on their circulation, visits, program attendance and public internet terminal use. The top libraries in each category, organized by ranges of operating expenditures, are recognized as a Star Library.
“We are thrilled that Kent District Library has received this accolade and appreciate the support that our patrons and communities have shown over the years,” said Lance Werner, KDL’s Director.
Library Journal is the oldest and most respected publication covering the library field.
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Kent District Library is a millage-supported system encompassing 18 branch libraries in 26 governmental units throughout Kent County, Michigan. KDL serves 362,312 people in all areas of Kent County except the Cities of Grand Rapids and Cedar Springs, Village of Sparta, and Solon and Sparta Townships.