Vail library given ‘Star’ status |

Vail library given ‘Star’ status

VAIL, Colorado “The Vail Public Library has been recognized as one of America’s Star Libraries by the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service for 2009. The Vail Library is one of only seven libraries given this distinction in the state of Colorado.

The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service is a new public library national rating system that gives an indication of a library’s service in comparison to other libraries of similar size. Libraries are put into comparison groups based on their operating expenditures and are evaluated on four areas ” number of library visits, circulation, number of people attending programs and public Internet computer use.

“We were absolutely thrilled to learn of our new ‘Star’ status,” said Lori A. Barnes, town librarian. “We are honored to be recognized in this new national rating system. We will continue to aspire to provide exemplary library service to our many patrons.”

The Town of Vail Public Library was dedicated on July 4, 1983. Holdings include over 55,000 volumes of fiction, nonfiction, visual media, audio books and more than 400 magazines subscriptions and newspapers in print or electronic format.

A revitalization of the Friends of the Library organization is currently under way. Letters have been sent to patrons announcing the new effort, which includes an invitation to support the library’s collections, services and programs.

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