Library Journal Index, a national rating system designed to recognize America’s best public libraries, has once again named the CRRL a “Star Library.” The Central Rappahannock Regional Library was awarded four stars for the second year in a row and was honored with the star designation for the eighth year in a row. Only two other Virginia libraries earned stars this year.
Library Journal has measured how public libraries are used by their residents by analyzing data reported annually by public libraries to their state library agencies and compiled nationally by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Index compares what libraries deliver to their users with the money they have, based on circulation and visits, program attendance and public Internet computer use, statistics that clearly define libraries' increasingly crucial role in their communities.
Says CRRL Interim Director Caroline Parr, “We are thrilled to continue to find our library ranked among the nation’s best. It says a lot about our staff as well as about our overwhelming public support that we have been honored in this way yet again.”