F.C. Library Wins Top National Honors

For the second year in a row, the Mary Riley Styles Public Library in the City of Falls Church has been named one of the best public libraries in the U.S. by the Library Journal.

The City library is one of only 258 top libraries out of 7,268 public libraries in the country to receive “star” ratings in a rating system similar to that used in the Michelin Guide. Once again, the Mary Riley Styles Public Library received a 3-star rating; one of only three libraries in the Commonwealth to receive stars, and one of only two in Virginia and 202 nationally to have won the award two years in a row.


The new public library national rating system rates libraries with expenditures of $10,000 or more that serve populations of at least 1,000. Ratings are based on four per-capita service indicators:  library visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet computer uses. For more information about the library national rating system .

For more information about Mary Riley Styles Public Library, visit or call 703-248-5031.