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Two Tri-State libraries gain five-star rankings

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At least two Tri-State communities can call themselves home to five-star libraries. 

Both the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library and the Spencer County Public Library received five-star rankings in the 'Library Journal Index of Public Library Service 2012.'

Of more than 7,500 libraries hoping for a star ranking, only 262 made the cut.
 
The EVPL says the rankings are based on output from 2010, things like the number of items checked out, the number of library visits, Internet sessions, and attendance at library programs. 

"We try and innovate as much as possible so we're trying to listen to the market on what people are looking for. If e-books are the latest thing, we're the first thing into e-books. If online magazines are hot, then that's the next thing we're going to look at. So we're trying constantly to redefine ourselves and make sure that we are staying up with the market and staying competitive," said Amy Mangold, the EVPL's Communications and Development Officer.

The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library says just over one percent of public libraries receive that five-star ranking.
 
This is second time for the EVPL.


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