You made us a 5-Star Library
The numbers tell this story. Earning a 5-Star rating in the November 2011 edition of Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service was a big deal for us, and for our entire community. This 5-Star honor compared peer library numbers, based on 2010 data, in four basic areas: number of times materials were borrowed; number of visits; event attendance; and Internet use.
Each and every day, we were committed to excellent service—called out in our vision. So while earning 4 stars in 2011 was good, earning 5 stars in 2012 was validation of our work to reach higher heights. We’re proud of our stars, and what they say about Oak Park. Only 86 libraries in the U.S., and 6 in Illinois, received 5 stars. To add, in our state’s budget category, we ranked at the top of the list. So thank you for using your library, and helping us be home to one of the highest ranked libraries in the nation. Learn more about our 5-Star rating >