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Kenton Library Receives 4-Star Honor from Library Journal

For the fifth consecutive year, the Kenton County Public Library received a Star ranking from Library Journal.

The publication measures libraries across the country and its LJ Index gives an overall indication of how libraries stack up to their peers nationally. Library Journal ranks libraries on a three, four, or five-star rating. Kenton County received a four-star rating.

The Kenton County Public Library was one of only two libraries in the Greater Cincinnati region and one of 25 libraries in the Southeastern United States, to receive the honor. The library was ranked 16th in its category based on libraries across the nation, moving up one spot from the 2016 ranking.

Kenton County was ranked third in its category for library program attendance. The Kenton County Public Library conducted over 7,000 programs with more than 190,000 people attending these programs.

“Being recognized on a national level is a true honor for our library system and community,” says Dave Schroeder, executive director for the Kenton County Public Library. “The Board, staff and volunteers could not be more pleased with this recognition.”

The LJ Index is a national rating system designed to recognize and promote America’s public libraries, to help improve the pool of national library statistics, and to encourage library self-evaluation.

-Staff report