America's Star Libraries-SD Customers: MIDWEST

Here at SirsiDynix, we like to recognize greatness. Library Journal recently published the seventh edition of the Index of Public Library Service. In it is the list of America's Star Libraries for this year.

But, what does it take to be named a LJ Star Library?

This year, LJ wanted to measure not only the output data of libraries, but evaluate the outcomes that libraries are affecting in their communities.

“The conventional wisdom in the public library community today is that output data alone is insufficient to assess the performance of public libraries. The new big question is: What difference do libraries make in the lives of their users and communities?” said the report.

With recent “carefully crafted and broadly tested tools for making sense of output and outcome data,” LJ measured libraries and created an exhaustive list of libraries that meet their Star criteria.

We are pleased to announce that dozens of SirsiDynix libraries made the cut!

Today, we’d like to recognize our Midwest customers who made Library Journal’s Star list!

Lake Forest Library (Lake Forest, IL)

Ela Area Public Library District (Lake Zurich, IL)

Northbrook Public Library (Northbrook, IL)

Schaumburg Township District Library (Schaumburg, IL)

Niles Public Library District (Niles, IL)

Algonquin Area Public Library District (Algonquin, IL)

Vernon Area Public Library District (Lincolnshire, IL)

Carmel Clay Public Library (Carmel, IN)

Lakewood Public Library (Lakewood, OH)

Hudson Library & Historical Society (Hudson, OH)

Rock Creek Public Library (Rock Creek, OH)

Wickliffe Public Library (Wickliffe, OH)

Harbor-Topky Memorial Library (Ashtabula Harbor, OH)

Brumback Library (Van Wert, OH)

Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library (Cleveland Hts., OH)

Shaker Heights Public Library (Shaker Heights, OH)

Peninsula Library & Historical Society (Peninsula, OH)

Twinsburg Public Library (Twinsburg, OH)

New Carlisle Public Library (New Carlisle, OH)

Rocky River Public Library (Rocky River, OH)

Porter Public Library (Westlake, OH)

Cleveland Public Library (Cleveland, OH)





Bethany Cummings
Associate Marketing Writer