KDL Receives National Recognition

Kent District Library has been recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries, as rated by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, a national rating of public libraries. KDL was one of only two libraries in Michigan to receive this honor.

Library Journal ranked 7,407 public libraries, and identified 258 star performers. Libraries were ranked and given scores based on their circulation, visits, program attendance and public internet terminal use. The top libraries in each category, organized by ranges of operating expenditures, are recognized as a Star Library.

We are thrilled that Kent District Library is included in the 2010 Library Journal America’s Star Library Index and appreciate the support that our patrons and communities have shown over the years. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating this wonderful achievment.   

Thank you for helping make KDL a Star Library!

Written by Katie


Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!

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2 Responses to “KDL Receives National Recognition”

  1. Johann Benson Says:

    What placement did the Grandville Library rank amongst 258 star performers?

  2. edehaan (KDL Staff) Says:

    Hi Johann,

    The Kent District Library was ranked collectively. Libraries that made the list were evaluated on criteria such as visits per capita, circulation per capita, etc.. Based on this criteria, libraries are assigned a “star status” rather than a numerical ranking. KDL received 3 out of 5 stars — a very respectable score. For more information, select the “America’s Star Libraries” link in the blog post.

    I hope that helps!

    Eric DeHaan
    KDL Communications Mgr.