July 30, 2014

LJ Index 2013: The More Things Change

The LJ Index contains far more data than we can cram into the print issue. Below, some web-exclusive tables that shed some additional light on libraries whose star status changed from last year to this, whether they’re new to the Index, adding or losing stars, or changing spending categories. In addition to tracking which libraries gained a star in 2013 who did not rate one in 2012, for the first time this year, see who has gained a star for the first time since the inauguration of the LJ Index.

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Table A: Libraries with "New Stars", LJ Index 2013 Edition (based on IMLS 2011 data)

Expenditure CategoryStarsLibraryCityStateScoreFirst-Time Star
$10K-$49.9K*****Bloomfield Public LibraryBloomfieldNE1913
$10K-$49.9K*****Genoa Public LibraryGenoaNE1789Y
$10K-$49.9K*****Swink School/Public LibrarySwinkCO1755
$10K-$49.9K****Columbus Village LibraryColumbusNM1679
$10K-$49.9K****Lennox Community LibraryLennoxSD1481Y
$10K-$49.9K****Valley Mills Public LibraryValley MillsTX1424
$10K-$49.9K***Dexter Public LibraryDexterIA1403Y
$10K-$49.9K***Creighton Public LibraryCreightonNE1373Y
$10K-$49.9K***Muscoda Public LibraryMuscodaWI1361
$10K-$49.9K***Elgin Public LibraryElginIA1353Y
$10K-$49.9K***Tri-Valley Community LibraryHealyAK1316
$50K-$99.9K*****Sand Point Community/School LibrarySand PointAK2695
$50K-$99.9K****Overbrook Public LibraryOverbrookKS1793Y
$50K-$99.9K****Tonto Basin Public LibraryTonto BasinAZ1594Y
$50K-$99.9K****Dr. Grace O. Doane Alden Public LibraryAldenIA1566
$50K-$99.9K****Hubbard Public LibraryHubbardIA1554
$50K-$99.9K****Wellsburg Public LibraryWellsburgIA1498Y
$50K-$99.9K***Bolton Free LibraryBolton LandingNY1415
$50K-$99.9K***Craig Public LibraryCraigAK1407Y
$50K-$99.9K***Freeman Public LibraryFreemanSD1395Y
$50K-$99.9K***Oakland Public LibraryOaklandNE1372Y
$50K-$99.9K***Limon Memorial LibraryLimonCO1368
$100K-$199.9K*****Haslet Public LibraryHasletTX2000Y
$100K-$199.9K****Bettsville Public LibraryBettsvilleOH1853
$100K-$199.9K****The Southworth Library AssociationDrydenNY1725Y
$100K-$199.9K***Boswell-Grant Township Public LibraryBoswellIN1628Y
$100K-$199.9K***Beresford Public LibraryBeresfordSD1581Y
$100K-$199.9K***Cimarron City LibraryCimarronKS1556
$100K-$199.9K***Dennis Memorial Library Assoc.DennisMA1533Y
$200K-$399.9K*****Leetonia Community Public LibraryLeetoniaOH3715Y
$200K-$399.9K*****Ak-Chin Indian CommunityMaricopaAZ2788Y
$200K-$399.9K****Alpine County Library/ArchivesMarkleevilleCA1777Y
$200K-$399.9K****St. Paris Public LibrarySt. ParisOH1632Y
$200K-$399.9K****Stockbridge Library AssociationStockbridgeMA1544
$200K-$399.9K****Garden Home Community LibraryPortlandOR1460
$200K-$399.9K***Fairport Harbor Public LibraryFairport HarborOH1452
$200K-$399.9K***Green Tree Public LibraryPittsburghPA1427
$200K-$399.9K***Ridgway Library DistrictRidgwayCO1382
$200K-$399.9K***New Cumberland Public LibraryNew CumberlandPA1368
$200K-$399.9K***Sea Cliff Village LibrarySea CliffNY1365Y
$400K-$999.9K*****New Carlisle & Olive Township Public LibraryNew CarlisleIN3435
$400K-$999.9K*****Provincetown Public LibraryProvincetownMA2808
$400K-$999.9K****Loudonville Public LibraryLoudonvilleOH1650
$400K-$999.9K****New Port Richey Public LibraryNew Port RicheyFL1636Y
$400K-$999.9K***Sewickley Public LibrarySewickleyPA1520
$400K-$999.9K***Snow LibraryOrleansMA1490
$1M-$4.9M****Ocean City Free Public LibraryOcean CityNJ1907Y
$1M-$4.9M***West Bloomfield Township Public LibraryWest BloomfieldMI1592Y
$1M-$4.9M***Manlius LibraryManliusNY1452Y
$1M-$4.9M***Jericho Public LibraryJerichoNY1451
$5M-$9.9M*****Westport Public LibraryWestportCT1773
$5M-$9.9M*****Ela Area Public Library DistrictLake ZurichIL1580
$5M-$9.9M****La Crosse Public LibraryLa CrosseWI1126Y
$5M-$9.9M***Huntington Public LibraryHuntingtonNY928Y
$5M-$9.9M***Mount Prospect Public LibraryMount ProspectIL923Y
$5M-$9.9M***Vernon Area Public Library DistrictLincolnshireIL903
$10M-$29.9M****Capital Area District LibraryLansingMI903Y
$10M-$29.9M****Henrico County Public LibraryHenricoVA896Y
$10M-$29.9M****Kenton County Public LibraryFt. MitchellKY869Y
$10M-$29.9M***Somerset County LibraryBridgewaterNJ779
$10M-$29.9M***Ramsey County LibraryShoreviewMN776Y
$10M-$29.9M***Eugene Public LibraryEugeneOR753
$10M-$29.9M***Topeka And Shawnee County Public LibraryTopekaKS742
$10M-$29.9M***Loudoun County Public LibraryLeesburgVA723
$30M+****Denver Public LibraryDenverCO843
$30M+***Saint Louis County LibrarySt. LouisMO780Y
$30M+***Salt Lake County Library SystemSalt Lake CityUT726

Table B: Libraries With Stars in Both 2012 and 2013 Editions That Also Changed Expenditure Categories

Expenditure Category 2012 EditionExpenditure Category 2013 EditionLibraryCityStateStars 2012 EditionStars 2013 EditionScore 2012 EditionScore 2013 Edition
$10K-$49.9K$50K-$99.9KCenterville Community LibraryCentervilleSD**********17851924
$50K-$99.9K$100K-$199.9KMacsherry LibraryAlexandria BayNY********18121531
$100K-$199.9K$200K-$399.9KRed Hook Public LibraryRed HookNY*********19062034
$100K-$199.9K$50K-$99.9KRogersville Public LibraryRogersvilleAL*********18381970
$100K-$199.9K$50K-$99.9KMt. Pleasant Public LibraryMt. PleasantUT*******18051377
$200K-$399.9K$400K-$999.9KMonticello Township LibraryMonticelloIL*********20631861
$200K-$399.9K$100K-$199.9KParker Public LibraryParkerAZ*******19551566
$200K-$399.9K$100K-$199.9KCordova District LibraryCordovaIL********17481730
$400K-$999.9K$200K-$399.9KSeward Community LibrarySewardAK********15661637
$400K-$999.9K$1M-$4.9MMattituck-Laurel LibraryMattituckNY******14921566

Table C: Libraries With Stars in 2012 & 2013 Editions Where Number of Stars Differed

Expenditure Category 2012 EditionExpenditure Category 2013 EditionLibraryCityStateStars 2012 EditionStars 2013 EditionScore 2012 EditionScore 2013 Edition
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KNora E. Larabee Memorial LibraryStaffordKS*********17331607
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KWinthrop Public LibraryWinthropIA*********17271552
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KPiedmont Public LibraryPiedmontWV*********15611480
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KWinchester Public LibraryWinchesterKS*********15201698
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KSwea City Public LibrarySwea CityIA*********14551794
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KReadstown Public LibraryReadstownWI*******14291312
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KLewiston Public LibraryLewistonUT*******14041387
$50K-$99.9K$100K-$199.9KMacsherry LibraryAlexandria BayNY********18121531
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KWindham Public LibraryWindhamNY*********16641682
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KGuilford Memorial LibraryGuilfordME********16451359
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KSchuylerville Public LibrarySchuylervilleNY*******15691434
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KEleanor Daggett Memorial LibraryChamaNM*******15151459
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KLakeside Public LibraryLakesideOR*******14621612
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KChurdan Public LibraryChurdanIA*******14601630
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KLamont Memorial Free LibraryMcgrawNY*******13951514
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KRock Creek Public LibraryRock CreekOH*********22661706
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KCentralia Public LibraryCentraliaMO*********22111782
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KAtkinson Public LibraryAtkinsonNE*********21611926
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KNeodesha/W.A. Rankin MemorialNeodeshaKS*********20062250
$100K-$199.9K$200K-$399.9KRed Hook Public LibraryRed HookNY*********19062034
$100K-$199.9K$50K-$99.9KRogersville Public LibraryRogersvilleAL*********18381970
$100K-$199.9K$50K-$99.9KMt. Pleasant Public LibraryMt. PleasantUT*******18051377
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KFlomaton Public LibraryFlomatonAL*********17792185
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KPort Orford Public LibraryPort OrfordOR*******17141568
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KMeekins Public LibraryWilliamsburgMA*******17041816
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KThe Library At Cedar Creek LakeSeven PointsTX*******16581645
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KYoakum County/Cecil Bickley LibraryDenver CityTX*******16031898
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KAndover Public LibraryAndoverOH********21811427
$200K-$399.9K$400K-$999.9KMonticello Township LibraryMonticelloIL*********20631861
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KLopez Island Library DistrictLopez IslandWA*********19911975
$200K-$399.9K$100K-$199.9KParker Public LibraryParkerAZ*******19551566
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KPeninsula Library & Historical SocietyPeninsulaOH*******18231432
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KPueblo Of Isleta LibraryIsletaNM*********16692031
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KJames Kennedy Public LibraryDyersvilleIA*******15831602
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KEast Grand Forks Campbell LibraryEast Grand ForksMN*******15791544
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KButler Public LibraryButlerIN*******15621695
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KAmagansett Free LibraryAmagansettNY*********23352286
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KHarbor-Topky Memorial LibraryAshtabula HarborOH*******16701632
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KNew Carlisle Public LibraryNew CarlisleOH*******16331611
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KGrand County Public LibraryMoabUT*******15781619
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KEldredge Public LibraryChathamMA*******15541688
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MFayetteville Free LibraryFayettevilleNY*********23011891
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MDarien LibraryDarienCT*********19901909
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MSpencer County Public LibraryRockportIN*********19721978
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MWesterville Public LibraryWestervilleOH*********19442134
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MCoal City Public Library DistrictCoal CityIL*******19211472
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MWickliffe Public LibraryWickliffeOH*********18871991
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MNational City Public LibraryNational CityCA*******17861450
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MWesthampton Free LibraryWesthampton BeachNY*********17242024
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MHudson Library And Historical SocietyHudsonOH********16142018
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MMary Riley Styles Public LibraryFalls ChurchVA*******15741733
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MLake Forest LibraryLake ForestIL*******15201639
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MWashington-Centerville Public LibraryCentervilleOH*********13891231
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MAlgonquin Area Public Library DistrictAlgonquinIL*******10431021
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MBeverly Hills Public LibraryBeverly HillsCA*******9761030
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MPatchogue-Medford LibraryPatchogueNY*******9291042
$10M-$29.9M$10M-$29.9MKansas City Public LibraryKansas CityMO*********9961008
$10M-$29.9M$10M-$29.9MStark County District LibraryCantonOH*******884822
$10M-$29.9M$10M-$29.9MHarford County Public LibraryBelcampMD*******872923
$30M+$30M+Multnomah County LibraryPortlandOR*********11141118
$30M+$30M+King County Library SystemIssaquahWA*********10741083
$30M+$30M+Santa Clara County LibraryLos GatosCA*********10381177
$30M+$30M+Cincinnati And Hamilton County, Pl ofCincinnatiOH*********9431270
$30M+$30M+Consolidated Library District No. 3IndependenceMO*******896686

Table D: Libraries With Stars in 2012 Edition But Not in 2013 Edition

Expenditure Category 2012 EditionExpenditure Category 2013 EditionLibraryCityStateStars 2012 EditionStars 2013 EditionScore 2012 EditionScore 2013 Edition
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KMounds Public LibraryMoundsOK*****018041136
$10K-$49.9KBlack Bridge LibraryDime BoxTX*****Not Rated1778
$10K-$49.9KWhitewood Public LibraryWhitewoodSD****Not Rated1457
$10K-$49.9K$50K-$99.9KElk Point-Jefferson Community/School LiElk PointSD****01453658
$10K-$49.9KCarrolltown Public LibraryCarrolltownPA****Not Rated1386
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KColesburg Public LibraryColesburgIA****013741254
$10K-$49.9K$50K-$99.9KLone Oak Area Public LibraryLone OakTX***013681057
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KInman Public LibraryInmanKS***013521125
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KBarnard LibraryLa CrosseKS***013361200
$10K-$49.9K$50K-$99.9KHazel L Meyer Memorial LibraryDe SmetSD***013351003
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KEllinwood School Community LibraryEllinwoodKS***013171209
$10K-$49.9K$10K-$49.9KD Brown Memorial LibraryRosebudTX***013121182
$10K-$49.9K$50K-$99.9KAshland Public LibraryAshlandNE***01286366
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KSpringfield Memorial LibrarySpringfieldNE****016311292
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KPlains Community LibraryPlainsKS****016081164
$50K-$99.9KRaymond A. Whitwer Tilden Public LibraryTildenNE****Not Rated1595
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KBennington Public LibraryBenningtonNE****01574867
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KErie City Public LibraryErieKS****015291233
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KHawn Memorial LibraryClaytonNY****015001196
$50K-$99.9K$100K-$199.9KStocktonStocktonKS****014911382
$50K-$99.9K$100K-$199.9KLied Battle Creek Public LibraryBattle CreekNE***014781037
$50K-$99.9KBayard Public LibraryBayardIA***Not Rated1392
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KEdgerton Public LibraryEdgertonMN***013911326
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KReal County Public LibraryLeakeyTX***013661182
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KEly Public LibraryElyIA***01340929
$50K-$99.9K$50K-$99.9KSterling Free Public LibrarySterlingKS***013391051
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KGrand Valley Public LibraryOrwellOH****017811481
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KQuartzsite Public LibraryQuartzsiteAZ****017341281
$100K-$199.9KTappan-Spaulding Memorial LibraryNewark ValleyNY****Not Rated1716
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KSaint Paul Public LibrarySt. PaulNE***016711136
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KHruska Memorial Public LibraryDavid CityNE***016621491
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KHomer Public LibraryHomerOH***015141127
$100K-$199.9K$100K-$199.9KEmbudo Valley Library & Community CenterDixonNM***015071302
$200K-$399.9KSherburne MemorialKillingtonVT*****Not Rated2859
$200K-$399.9KCenterburg Public LibraryCenterburgOH*****Not Rated2328
$200K-$399.9KNorfolk LibraryNorfolkCT*****Not Rated2134
$200K-$399.9K$100K-$199.9KWilliamsport-Washington Township Public LibraryWilliamsportIN****016461416
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KJim G. Ferguson Searcy County LibraryMarshallAR****01630385
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KCrosby: Jessie F. Hallett Memorial LibraryCrosbyMN***016291345
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KHiawatha/Morrill Public LibraryHiawathaKS***015101332
$200K-$399.9K$200K-$399.9KPetersburg Public LibraryPetersburgAK***014741364
$400K-$999.9KOsterville Free LibraryOstervilleMA*****Not Rated2639
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KTaos Public LibraryTaosNM****017041485
$400K-$999.9K$200K-$399.9KOak Bluffs Public LibraryOak BluffsMA***015351280
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KColumbiana Public LibraryColumbianaOH***015061347
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KRoseland Free Public LibraryRoselandNJ***015061454
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KRockland Public LibraryRocklandME***014771360
$400K-$999.9K$400K-$999.9KBonner Springs City LibraryBonner SpringsKS***014711329
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MEast Cleveland Public LibraryEast ClevelandOH*****022031044
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MOberlin Public LibraryOberlinOH***015341151
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MPlymouth District LibraryPlymouthMI***01529839
$1M-$4.9M$1M-$4.9MCoffey County LibraryBurlingtonKS***014731322
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MOuachita Parish Public LibraryMonroeLA*****01371497
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MKansas City, Kansas Public LibraryKansas CityKS****01186451
$5M-$9.9M$1M-$4.9MFremont Public Library DistrictMundeleinIL****01027866
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MSaint Charles Public Library DistrictSaint CharlesIL****01021885
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MPalo Alto City LibraryPalo AltoCA****0997887
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MFountaindale Public Library DistrictBolingbrookIL***0932725
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MSachem Public LibraryHolbrookNY***0871865
$5M-$9.9M$5M-$9.9MBloomfield Township Public LibraryBloomfield TownshipMI***0855774
$10M-$29.9M$10M-$29.9MBirmingham Public LibraryBirminghamAL***0843706
$10M-$29.9M$10M-$29.9MKent District LibraryComstock ParkMI***0837720
$10M-$29.9M$10M-$29.9MJohnson County LibraryOverland ParkKS***0790566
$10M-$29.9M$10M-$29.9MSpringfield-Greene County Library DistrictSpringfieldMO***0783667
$30M+$10M-$29.9MCharlotte Mecklenburg LibraryCharlotteNC***0668306
$30M+$30M+Las Vegas-Clark County Library DistrictLas VegasNV***0655474

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Keith Curry Lance & Ray Lyons About Keith Curry Lance & Ray Lyons

Keith Curry Lance (keithlance@comcast.net) is an independent consultant based in suburban Denver. He also consults with the Colorado-based RSL Research Group. In both capacities, he conducts research on libraries of all types for state library agencies, state library associations, and other library-related organizations. For more information, visit http://www.KeithCurryLance.com.
Ray Lyons (raylyons@gmail.com) is an independent consultant and statistical programmer in Cleveland. His articles on library statistics and assessment have also appeared in Public Library Quarterly, Public Libraries, and Evidence Based Library and Information Practice. He blogs on library statistics and assessment at libperformance.com.

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