Westlake Porter Public Library has been named a Five-Star Library in Library Journal’s annual Index of Public Library Service.
The index compares public libraries across the nation with their budget-category peers. Five is the highest number of stars a library can achieve, placing WPPL among the top-rated in the nation. Previously WPPL has received three stars in the index.
To score the Star Libraries, Library Journal uses each library’s Circulation per Capita, Visits per Capita, Public Internet Computer Usage and Program Attendance per Capita. This year’s ranking was based on 2012 data from the U.S. Institute of Museum & Library Services.
“Because the statistics upon which this index is based are all about usage, this honor is a testament to our customers,” said Library Director Andrew Mangels. “It belongs as much to them as to the library’s staff and trustees.”
WPPL is one of five libraries in the Greater Cleveland area to receive a Five-Star rating, and several others received three or four-star ratings.