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Greenwich Library Earns Five-Star Rating For The Fifth Time

The Greenwich Library is once again a five-star library.
The Greenwich Library is once again a five-star library. Photo Credit: Anna Helhoski, File

GREENWICH, Conn. -- It's one for the books: Greenwich Library has been named a five-star library for the fifth time by "Library Journal."

The rating is based on 2011 data reported by local libraries to their state library agencies and compiled by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This is the sixth time Greenwich Library has been recognized as an outstanding library during the rating's six-year existence.

"We are honored to receive a five-star rating once again. This acknowledgement is directly tied to the community's use of the library and its resources, as well as our Strategic Plan, 'My Library: Connecting Our Community'," Greenwich Library Director Carol Mahoney said in a statement. "This plan is our road map to adapt to the changing needs of the Greenwich community and we are very pleased to be recognized for the sixth year."

"The Library Journal" index of public library service is determined equally by four related per capita output indicators: visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use. The top libraries in each category, organized by ranges of operating expenditures, are assigned five, four, or three stars.

Greenwich Library was ranked sixth in the nation among public libraries with budgets of $5 million to $10 million, moving up one spot from the previous year. Two other Connecticut libraries received ratings: Westport Library with five stars in the $5 million to $10 million budget category and Darien Library with four stars in the $1 million to $5 million budget category.

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