LEESBURG —Loudoun County Public Library (LCPL) has once again been named one of America’s best public libraries by Library Journal, the industry’s leading publication.
Less than 5% of the 5,359 public libraries measured in the 2022 national survey earned the America’s Star Library designation; of the 258 named nationwide, just six are in Virginia.
It is the third consecutive year LCPL has earned the Star Library designation and the seventh overall.
“Whether it was welcoming people into our branches, delivering books to them in their cars, or serving their needs online, our staff never wavered in its commitment to serving our customers,” said Chang Liu, Loudoun County Public Library director. “I’m grateful for the diligent library governance by the Board of Trustees and the tremendous support from county leadership and the community.”
Now in its 15th year, the Library Journal index compares U.S. libraries with their peers based on eight per capita output measures: circulation of physical materials (i.e. books, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, etc.), number of visitors, program attendance, public internet computer use, electronic circulation, which measures circulation of eBooks, streaming video and downloadable audio, WiFi sessions, website visits and database use.