October 31, 2014

LJ Index 2013: The Star Libraries by Expenditure Category

Welcome to the latest update on America’s Star Libraries and the data that earn them that distinction. The LJ Index of Public Library Service 2013, sponsored by Baker & Taylor’s Bibliostat, is based on 2011 data released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Below are the libraries that received stars from the LJ Index of Public Library Service 2013, divided into peer groups by expenditure category.

To see the scores of all libraries included, go to Find a Library.

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Expenditure Range $30,000,000+

Stars
Library
State
Circulation Per Capita
Visits Per Capita
Program Attendance Per Capita
Public Internet Terminal Uses Per Capita
Score
*****Cuyahoga County Public LibraryOH34.412.10.62.01549
*****Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Pl ofOH21.710.00.52.11270
*****Seattle Public LibraryWA18.911.00.32.51191
*****Santa Clara County LibraryCA29.99.00.41.91177
*****Columbus Metropolitan LibraryOH17.48.60.42.41142
****Multnomah County LibraryOR32.57.50.41.41118
****King County Library SystemWA16.27.70.33.01083
****Cleveland Public LibraryOH17.19.10.32.31020
****San Francisco Public LibraryCA13.08.70.41.1855
****Denver Public LibraryCO14.75.80.51.5843
***San Jose Public LibraryCA14.17.10.31.7817
***Toledo-Lucas County Public LibraryOH16.46.30.31.9780
***Saint Louis County LibraryMO13.86.90.41.3780
***Hennepin County LibraryMN15.95.10.22.5760
***Salt Lake County Library SystemUT20.15.80.31.1726
***Consolidated Library District No. 3MO11.96.10.41.1686

Expenditure Range $10,000,000–$29,999,999

Stars
Library
State
Circulation Per Capita
Visits Per Capita
Program Attendance Per Capita
Public Internet Terminal Uses Per Capita
Score
*****Naperville Public LibraryIL32.711.80.66.41625
*****Salt Lake City Public LibraryUT20.420.70.43.31406
*****Santa Monica Public LibraryCA20.016.50.83.21398
*****Arlington Heights Memorial LibraryIL35.212.10.82.01337
*****Ann Arbor District LibraryMI53.710.60.41.71312
*****Mercer County LibraryNJ14.38.90.75.21220
*****Middle Country Public LibraryNY20.69.11.31.71220
*****Howard County LibraryMD24.710.40.73.01195
*****Schaumburg Township District LibraryIL19.112.60.81.81115
*****Evansville-Vanderburgh Public LibraryIN17.311.00.53.11048
*****Kansas City Public LibraryMO10.110.70.63.31008
****Allen County Public LibraryIN27.08.60.51.9990
****Carroll County Public LibraryMD25.46.60.71.9989
****San Mateo County LibraryCA14.88.90.72.8989
****Akron-Summit Cnty Public LibraryOH15.28.40.72.5958
****Douglas County LibrariesCO28.47.20.80.7933
****Harford County Public LibraryMD20.08.30.71.5923
****Berkeley Public LibraryCA17.212.00.32.3923
****Capital Area District LibraryMI11.96.60.25.2903
****Henrico County Public LibraryVA16.77.00.24.3896
****Arapahoe Library DistrictCO19.49.30.51.6871
****Kenton County Public LibraryKY13.56.00.82.3869
****Madison Public LibraryWI17.08.70.32.8868
***Central Rappahannock Regional LibraryVA32.59.60.20.8858
***Stark County District LibraryOH14.55.40.91.4822
***Arlington Dept. of LibrariesVA15.38.60.61.4822
***Rochester Public LibraryNY6.47.90.71.9786
***Somerset County LibraryNJ18.26.70.61.2779
***Ramsey County LibraryMN21.08.10.31.7776
***Dayton Metro LibraryOH15.57.80.51.5769
***Eugene Public LibraryOR18.38.80.31.6753
***Topeka and Shawnee County Public LibraryKS13.24.70.52.7742
***Loudoun County Public LibraryVA22.25.80.50.9723
***East Baton Rouge ParishLA5.35.00.43.9722

Expenditure Range $5,000,000–$9,999,999

Stars
Library
State
Circulation Per Capita
Visits Per Capita
Program Attendance Per Capita
Public Internet Terminal Uses Per Capita
Score
*****Redwood City Public LibraryCA22.913.82.29.72149
*****Westport Public LibraryCT33.019.12.22.11773
*****Plainview-Old Bethpage Public LibraryNY16.615.31.85.71644
*****Ela Area Public Library DistrictIL29.911.61.06.71580
*****Oak Park Public LibraryIL28.124.20.74.01554
*****Greenwich LibraryCT24.512.00.87.61542
*****Cleveland Heights-University Heights PlOH31.518.80.65.21533
*****Worthington Public LibraryOH34.322.50.72.71508
*****Port Washington Public LibraryNY14.614.81.54.01400
*****Northbrook Public LibraryIL26.714.21.51.41297
****Northport Public LibraryNY16.414.90.84.41237
****Washington-Centerville Public LibraryOH41.614.10.61.41231
****Skokie Public LibraryIL34.512.70.82.41227
****Elmhurst Public LibraryIL31.612.10.63.31202
****Hoover Public LibraryAL27.410.21.12.41166
****La Crosse Public LibraryWI24.714.50.52.91126
****Champaign Public LibraryIL30.812.00.71.81091
****Patchogue-Medford LibraryNY17.812.50.53.51042
****Williamsburg Regional LibraryVA17.68.51.51.51040
****Beverly Hills Public LibraryCA20.016.30.32.71030
***Algonquin Area Public Library DistrictIL32.210.80.42.11021
***Niles Public Library DistrictIL20.78.00.92.5976
***Newport Beach Public LibraryCA18.614.70.61.6969
***Barrington Public Library DistrictIL27.49.30.71.5943
***Huntington Public LibraryNY11.49.00.93.0928
***Mount Prospect Public LibraryIL19.610.50.42.9923
***Des Plaines Public LibraryIL20.110.00.72.1920
***Vernon Area Public Library DistrictIL22.58.60.91.3903
***Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community LibNY16.97.21.11.7899
***Great Neck LibraryNY12.910.40.82.1888

Expenditure Range $1,000,000–$4,999,999

Stars
Library
State
Circulation Per Capita
Visits Per Capita
Program Attendance Per Capita
Public Internet Terminal Uses Per Capita
Score
*****Avalon Free Public LibraryNJ128.576.88.015.95521
*****Grandview Heights Public LibraryOH108.8105.43.66.24285
*****San Miguel Library District # 1/TellurideCO51.447.84.89.53097
*****Center Moriches Free Public LibraryNY37.739.84.93.22349
*****Bernardsville Public LibraryNJ28.125.73.111.02261
*****Cutchogue New Suffolk Free LibraryNY36.931.14.35.22247
*****Westerville Public LibraryOH28.114.40.617.82134
*****Westhampton Free LibraryNY37.431.44.12.42024
*****Hudson Library and Historical SocietyOH43.938.71.56.02018
*****Wickliffe Public LibraryOH39.719.42.77.81991
****Spencer County Public LibraryIN14.211.77.22.61978
****Darien LibraryCT36.220.12.08.81909
****Ocean City Free Public LibraryNJ29.028.43.54.31907
****Fayetteville Free LibraryNY28.244.52.13.91891
****Mary Riley Styles Public LibraryVA37.424.91.85.51733
****Upper Arlington Public LibraryOH59.829.80.93.01733
****Lakewood Public LibraryOH29.216.21.88.51714
****St. Helena Public LibraryCA43.325.01.64.41694
****Lake Forest LibraryIL24.026.60.68.81639
****City of Commerce Public LibraryCA20.025.02.35.81632
****Port Jefferson Free LibraryNY30.529.52.62.31631
***West Bloomfield Township Public LibraryMI38.814.00.98.01592
***Mattituck-Laurel LibraryNY15.950.60.63.61566
***Princeton Public LibraryNJ18.226.71.95.21531
***Coal City Public Library DistrictIL21.59.54.32.01472
***Manlius LibraryNY30.219.82.13.31452
***Jericho Public LibraryNY22.320.31.85.01451
***National City Public LibraryCA4.15.95.42.71450
***Port Townsend Public LibraryWA30.320.31.34.91448
***Twinsburg Public LibraryOH51.613.51.42.81440
***Rocky River Public LibraryOH42.119.11.33.01426

Expenditure Range $400,000–$999,999

Stars
Library
State
Circulation Per Capita
Visits Per Capita
Program Attendance Per Capita
Public Internet Terminal Uses Per Capita
Score
*****Island Free LibraryRI37.572.56.715.73802
*****New Carlisle & Olive Township Public LibraryIN33.721.214.24.93435
*****Wellfleet Public LibraryMA46.132.37.113.03235
*****Camden Public LibraryME53.239.34.711.62976
*****Provincetown Public LibraryMA29.5106.30.59.02808
*****Unalaska Public LibraryAK52.427.50.920.62800
*****North Kansas City Public LibraryMO54.465.01.19.42681
*****Page Public LibraryAZ37.025.41.420.92657
*****West Tisbury Free Public LibraryMA57.643.33.25.22454
*****Quogue LibraryNY35.245.54.05.82332
****Amagansett Free LibraryNY41.026.85.44.92286
****The Hampton Library In BridgehamptonNY34.641.54.44.02209
****Haines Borough Public LibraryAK38.333.72.77.22090
****Smoky Valley Library DistrictNV45.735.82.03.41879
****Allerton Public Library DistrictIL21.083.90.90.41861
****Shelter Island Public Library SocietyNY26.137.42.54.61775
****Eldredge Public LibraryMA25.430.31.96.31688
****Brumback LibraryOH29.020.43.05.11679
****Loudonville Public LibraryOH25.717.61.310.01650
****New Port Richey Public LibraryFL26.429.62.54.11636
***Harbor-Topky Memorial LibraryOH41.318.42.53.41632
***Grand County Public LibraryUT16.817.61.211.81619
***New Carlisle Public LibraryOH49.313.72.13.31611
***Homer Public LibraryAK21.225.00.89.41583
***Orrville Public LibraryOH47.712.61.44.61551
***Sewickley Public LibraryPA24.818.33.23.71520
***Sturgis LibraryMA35.422.80.85.81516
***Vineyard Haven Public LibraryMA34.422.81.74.01515
***Snow LibraryMA29.327.12.03.11490
***Kilbourn Public LibraryWI17.119.20.810.21489

Expenditure Range $200,000–$399,999

Stars
Library
State
Circulation Per Capita
Visits Per Capita
Program Attendance Per Capita
Public Internet Terminal Uses Per Capita
Score
*****Leetonia Community Public LibraryOH13.925.20.465.23715
*****Wagnalls Memorial LibraryOH94.136.03.73.63158
*****Ak-Chin Indian CommunityAZ10.651.22.722.42788
*****Julia L. Butterfield Memorial LibraryNY22.129.45.013.72613
*****Southwest Harbor Public LibraryME31.640.42.810.22404
*****Red Hook Public LibraryNY39.531.12.63.62034
*****Pueblo of Isleta LibraryNM5.311.97.04.92031
*****Lopez Island Library DistrictWA39.034.41.46.31975
*****Bee Cave Public LibraryTX40.422.92.81.91856
*****Grand Marais Public LibraryMN42.628.40.68.01830
****Dennis Public LibraryMA29.838.71.15.01814
****Alpine County Library/ArchivesCA28.324.41.97.81777
****Skidompha Public LibraryME15.829.62.55.91714
****Butler Public LibraryIN22.115.03.74.41695
****Seward Community Library MuseumAK22.628.01.28.11637
****St. Paris Public LibraryOH18.338.41.53.71632
****James Kennedy Public LibraryIA35.419.62.03.01602
****Library District #2 , Linn CountyKS19.919.01.79.01568
****East Grand Forks Campbell LibraryMN11.117.04.21.61544
****Stockbridge Library AssociationMA18.215.61.511.51544
****Garden Home Community LibraryOR40.217.90.93.51460
***Mancos Public Library DistrictCO10.532.71.16.31457
***Fairport Harbor Public LibraryOH28.727.91.02.51452
***Falls City Library and Arts CenterNE37.210.51.06.91441
***Peninsula Library & Historical SocietyOH29.59.52.34.11432
***Green Tree Public LibraryPA20.026.71.14.91427
***Andover Public LibraryOH28.212.31.75.81427
***Waterloo-Grant Township Public LibraryIN11.614.13.33.51413
***Ely Public LibraryMN18.828.50.85.41393
***Ridgway Library DistrictCO20.827.31.13.41382
***New Cumberland Public LibraryPA32.318.71.41.61368
***Sea Cliff Village LibraryNY9.818.13.21.41365

Expenditure Range $100,000–$199,999

Stars
Library
State
Circulation Per Capita
Visits Per Capita
Program Attendance Per Capita
Public Internet Terminal Uses Per Capita
Score
*****Neligh Public LibraryNE42.021.76.28.42843
*****Falconer Public LibraryNY78.327.83.93.42790
*****La Veta Regional Library DistrictCO40.845.42.48.32710
*****Central City Public LibraryNE26.424.65.46.42396
*****Neodesha/W.A. Rankin MemorialKS30.348.71.84.72250
*****Flomaton Public LibraryAL76.018.60.35.72185
*****Claud H Gilmer Memorial LibraryTX15.926.05.05.72141
*****Tivoli Free LibraryNY24.518.14.76.32123
*****Haslet Public LibraryTX34.123.24.22.52000
*****Pulaski Public LibraryNY12.456.61.33.61980
****Atkinson Public LibraryNE23.925.12.56.51926
****Yoakum County/Cecil Bickley LibraryTX5.19.35.67.91898
****Bettsville Public LibraryOH32.819.20.98.51853
****Meekins Public LibraryMA42.821.42.23.01816
****Seneca Free LibraryKS25.113.30.511.61792
****Centralia Public LibraryMO19.336.51.34.81782
****Cordova District LibraryIL30.217.03.23.41730
****The Southworth Library AssociationNY36.214.83.13.01725
****Rock Creek Public LibraryOH16.122.72.65.71706
****The Library At Cedar Creek LakeTX13.022.33.53.71645
***Witherle Memorial LibraryME19.815.04.32.51637
***Boswell-Grant Township Public LibraryIN15.38.35.82.11628
***Lindale LibraryTX26.821.91.64.31587
***Beresford Public LibrarySD29.921.31.44.01581
***Port Orford Public LibraryOR15.715.10.99.41568
***Parker Public LibraryAZ13.325.81.06.81566
***Cimarron City LibraryKS26.117.72.63.11556
***Dennis Memorial Library Assoc.MA25.221.10.95.31533
***Macsherry LibraryNY21.019.10.77.01531
***Town of Indian Lake Public LibraryNY12.926.00.76.91528

Expenditure Range $50,000–$99,999

Stars
Library
State
Circulation Per Capita
Visits Per Capita
Program Attendance Per Capita
Public Internet Terminal Uses Per Capita
Score
*****Madison Valley Public LibraryMT34.750.14.011.13440
*****Sand Point Community/School LibraryAK23.725.63.712.32695
*****Cambridge Public LibraryNY17.340.01.115.82676
*****Hartington Public LibraryNE28.529.72.212.92651
*****Craftsbury PublicVT21.016.82.112.12143
*****Upton County Public LibraryTX51.826.60.15.12063
*****Elbridge Free LibraryNY28.423.53.52.62046
*****Lincoln Public LibraryNH12.933.73.53.12038
*****Rogersville Public LibraryAL35.021.61.55.91970
*****Centerville Community LibrarySD17.040.32.12.01924
****Overbrook Public LibraryKS38.511.50.87.71793
****Philmont Public LibraryNY21.518.62.73.01688
****Windham Public LibraryNY15.620.71.86.41682
****Churdan Public LibraryIA23.86.33.82.71630
****Lakeside Public LibraryOR18.017.60.110.51612
****Tonto Basin Public LibraryAZ23.517.71.64.51594
****Dr. Grace O. Doane Alden Public LibraryIA12.222.02.33.61566
****Hubbard Public LibraryIA13.715.92.06.01554
****Lamont Memorial Free LibraryNY17.011.42.54.71514
****Wellsburg Public LibraryIA22.323.80.73.71498
***Marion City LibraryKS20.421.01.23.61479
***Eleanor Daggett Memorial LibraryNM21.219.51.04.11459
***Schuylerville Public LibraryNY21.512.91.83.71434
***Bolton Free LibraryNY10.314.61.37.21415
***Craig Public LibraryAK22.014.11.34.41407
***Freeman Public LibrarySD19.713.20.37.61395
***Mt. Pleasant Public LibraryUT24.914.51.81.41377
***Oakland Public LibraryNE21.18.61.45.61372
***Limon Memorial LibraryCO19.917.20.35.91368
***Guilford Memorial LibraryME13.58.22.05.91359

Expenditure Range $10,000–$49,999

Stars
Library
State
Circulation Per Capita
Visits Per Capita
Program Attendance Per Capita
Public Internet Terminal Uses Per Capita
Score
*****Ida Long Goodman Memorial LibraryKS15.816.99.70.82843
*****Tri-Community LibraryTX8.06.77.91.22031
*****Bloomfield Public LibraryNE8.615.92.76.41913
*****J.J. Hands LibraryIA11.515.80.78.51836
*****Swea City Public LibraryIA11.517.90.77.11794
*****Genoa Public LibraryNE19.914.42.42.31789
*****Boyden Public LibraryIA20.517.10.64.61787
*****Swink School/Public LibraryCO7.914.80.010.41755
*****Buhler Public LibraryKS18.710.71.94.71743
*****Winchester Public LibraryKS5.212.21.58.81698
****Columbus Village LibraryNM6.412.31.18.81679
****Nora E. Larabee Memorial LibraryKS22.87.70.06.71607
****Winthrop Public LibraryIA7.67.34.61.91552
****Fredonia Public LibraryAZ6.712.32.64.11547
****Dry Point Township LibraryIL8.430.30.11.41543
****Pawlet PublicVT12.919.40.82.61525
****Lettie W. Jensen Public LibraryWI19.712.80.92.31491
****Lennox Community LibrarySD13.225.20.40.41481
****Piedmont Public LibraryWV6.610.20.38.81480
****Valley Mills Public LibraryTX8.39.81.94.41424
***Dexter Public LibraryIA19.47.61.03.41403
***North Freedom Public LibraryWI13.47.00.46.71397
***Chetopa City LibraryKS14.98.60.16.01391
***Lewiston Public LibraryUT22.18.70.62.51387
***Creighton Public LibraryNE21.95.30.63.81373
***Muscoda Public LibraryWI8.26.40.18.71361
***Elgin Public LibraryIA16.16.82.11.91353
***Tularosa Public LibraryNM5.87.41.46.21343
***Tri-Valley Community LibraryAK15.26.12.80.71316
***Readstown Public LibraryWI16.78.90.73.21312

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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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