CRRL Ranks 1st in VA, 4th in Nation

A Top Ten American Library

In a recent comparison (Hennen’s American Public Library Rating Index) of over 9,000 libraries in the U.S., CRRL ranks 4th among libraries nationwide serving populations of 250,000–500,000. The CRRL ranks 1st in Virginia in the same category. The annual ratings recognize the public libraries in America with the highest levels of cost effective service, the most efficient use of the taxpayers’ dollars. 

Numbers such as very high collection use, frequent visits, and number of reference transactions strongly suggest positive patron experiences and user satisfaction. This high ranking reflects strong public support for the regional library and affirms that CRRL provides the citizens of our region with high-quality library service at an exceptional value. We are giving our patrons what they want and what they need. We are able to do this in large part because of the continued generous support of our localities.