Westlake Porter Public Library receives 4 stars in Library Journal's annual index
Westlake Porter Public Library has been named a 4 Star Library by Library Journal magazine in its annual Star Libraries index. Libraries are eligible for up to five stars. The index used 2018 statistics on physical circulation, circulation of electronic materials, library visits, program attendance, public computer use and WiFi sessions. In addition, successful retrievals of electronic information, which measures use of electronic resources such as databases other than by title checkout, was added this year.
The index is compiled by budget category so that libraries of approximately the same size and budget are compared to each other. Westlake Porter Public Library received its star rating in the $1-4.9 million category.
“We are thrilled to be a 4-Star Library for the second year in a row,” said Library Director Andrew Mangels. “But since the statistics used in the index are about public use of their library this is as much an honor to the people of Westlake as it is to our hardworking staff.”
Nationwide, Ohio is home to the second largest number of Star Libraries – 31 – trailing only New York.
For more information about the index, visit westlakelibrary.org.
Elaine Willis is the Public Relations Associate at Westlake Porter Public Library.