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Hats off to Naperville Public Library – 5 Stars, 5 Times!


“Look at me!
Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have to know how.”
― Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

For the fifth time in five years, the Naperville Public Library has been ranked nationally as a 5 Star Library.

Naperville is one of only 85 libraries out of 7,570 surveyed to receive this honor and one of only six in Illinois to achieve 5 Star status.

In addition to being named a 5 Star Library, within the library’s peer group – libraries with expenditures between $10,000,000 and $29,999,999 – Naperville ranked #1.

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The new Star designations are published in the fifth edition of the “Library Journal” Index of Public Library Service (LJI), a measurement tool that compares U.S. public libraries on the quantities of services they deliver. The index uses the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) data for 2010 and is sponsored by Baker & Taylor’s Bibliostat Collect and Connect.

Executive Library Director John Spears is ecstatic!

“As we have received Five Stars in every rating that Library Journal has done, this is an incredible achievement,” said Spears in a press release. “This is not something that could have been accomplished without the support of our community.”

Did you know? Other 5 Star Illinois libraries include Arlington Heights Memorial Library, Monticello Township Library, Northbrook Public Library, Oak Park Public Library and Schaumburg Township District Library.

Editor’s Note: Here’s more information about this national ranking:


and http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2012/11/managing-libraries/lj-index/class-of-2012/lj-index-2012-all-the-stars-all-five-editions

Thanks for reading!

RELATED NEWS RELEASED ON NOV. 15, 2012: The Chicago Tribune has named the Naperville Public Library to its 2012 Top 100 Workplace list. The ranking was determined by employee engagement surveys of 254 companies in the Chicago area that employ more than 171,000 people.  Yes! This is the second award the Naperville Public Library has earned within the past seven days.


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The Naperville Public Library serves a population of more than 142,000 at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave., the Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd., the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr.; and our website, http://www.naperville-lib.org. The Library’s collection includes magazines, newspapers, large-type books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, books on CD, eBooks, downloadable audio books, music and movies; online resources, and, of course, books. The Naperville Public Library supports all residents of Naperville in their lifelong pursuit of learning, enjoyment and inspiration by providing excellence in public library services, resources and programs. For more information visit http://www.naperville-lib.org.


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