National Recognitions

We are very pleased to announce that Cleveland Public Library was ranked one of the top four libraries in the country, receiving the highest possible rating of five stars in the Library Journal’s America’s Star Libraries 2011.

Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service ranks more than 7,000 library systems in four categories: library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet usage. Cleveland Public Library ranked fourth out of all Library systems nationwide in its category and improved its overall ranking primarily because of increases in circulation and higher usage of computers.

The timing for receipt of the superior ranking is especially noteworthy since it came when the Library faced some of the greatest financial challenges in its history, signaling that the Library had not compromised service in the face of financial cutbacks. The increased circulation numbers and computer usage further demonstrate the value and relevancy of the Library’s programs and services in this tight economic climate.