It's been interesting to me to see how libraries either embraced or disregard the HAPLR rankings for public libraries. from my personal experience it all seems to be contingent on whether or not your library falls within the top ten. So with this new ranking index from Library Journal, I'm happy too see that there is no limit (ie top ten) in the number libraries highlighted. All libraries earning a 3 star ranking + are highlighted which accounts for amazing number of exceptional libraries – in fact over 250 library systems. :)
America's Star Libraries: LJ Index for Public Library Service
Oh... & I'd be remiss if I didn't also salute CML's staff, board, friends, and most importantly, the community for helping to distinguish CML as a 5 star library. As you might have guessed, this was nice surprise to come home too!
Congrats to all 256 libraries who made the index !!!