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Mary Riley Styles Public Library in F.C. Received Four-Star Rating

The Mary Riley Styles Public Library in the City of Falls Church recently won the coveted four-star rating from the Library Journal, recognizing it as one of the top libraries in the country for the ninth straight year. It’s the only library in Virginia to accomplish such a feat.

The library is also one of only 260 in the country to receive ratings in an award system similar to that of the prestigious Michelin Guide. The library received four stars out of five. Only two other Virginia libraries received star ratings: Loudoun County Public Library System (three stars) and Central Rappahannock Regional Library (four stars).

“It is very exciting to receive the prestigious Star Rating, and for the ninth year in a row!” said Mary McMahon, Library Director. “This honor confirms that the library is providing excellent services for the community. I am so proud of the library staff for making this possible.” For more information, visit