For the 14th year in a row, the Ann Arbor District Library earned five stars in Library Journal’s annual ratings of public libraries across the nation. AADL has been a five-star library since Library Journal created the America Star Libraries ratings in 2008.
LJ’s ratings are based on per capita output measures based on FY19 data from the Institute of Museum and Library Services Public Library Survey. Seven measures determined total scores and star ratings:
• Circulation of physical materials
• Circulation of electronic materials
• Library visits
• Library program attendance
• Public internet users
• WiFi sessions
• E-retrievals (usage of online content like databases)
In the State of Michigan, West Bloomfield Township Public Library and Kent District Library earned three-star rankings on LJ’s list. See the full list of libraries earning stars here.