For the fourth consecutive year, 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 262 top libraries out of 7,513 public libraries in the country to receive “star” ratings in a rating system similar to that used in the Michelin Guide. The City library received four stars out of five (up from three stars the first two years of the award) and is one of only three libraries in the state to be chosen this year.
The 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 Star Library program visit libraryjournal.com/LJIndex2011. For more information about Mary Riley Styles Public Library, visit fallschurchva.gov/library or call 703-248-5035.