LCPL once again designated a Star Library

Gold stars

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.

AWARDS History

2023 ─ Received VACo award for LCPL Fights Food Insecurity program.

2023, 2022, 2019, 2018 ─ Voted "Favorite Government Service" by readers of Loudoun Now 

2023 ─ Received NACo Award for Pre-K Skill Builders 

2022, 2021, 2020, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2013 ─ Named an America's Star Library by Library Journal

2022  ─ Law Library's Patick Ramos named Unsung Hero by Virginia Lawyers Weekly

2022 Won VACo award for Teen Micro Art Gallery at Brambleton Library

2022 ─ Stephanie Wiggins earned VLAPAF Supporter of Professional Associates Award from the Virginia Library Association

2022  ─ Received NACo Award for the Online Learning Hub and Quarantine Survival Kit

2021 ─ Named Honorable Mention for Library of the Year by Library Journal

2021 ─ Received four NACo awards for COLLAB residency, online summer reading program, PPE production and serving seniors through a pandemic

2019 ─ Received Excellence in Library Programming Award from the American Library Association (ALA)

2019 ─ Received three NACo awards for expanding legal resources, community dinners and providing homeless drop-in information program

2018 ─ Director Chang Liu received ALA’s Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession

2018 ─ Susan VanEpps, Division Manager of Programming & Community Engagement, named Outstanding Employee of the Year by the Virginia Public Library Directors Association

2018 ─ Received NACo award for adult programming through community partnerships

2017 ─ Sterling Library received American Institute of Architects Design Award and is featured in the American Libraries Magazine for Library Design Showcase

2017 ─ Mark Miller, Board of Trustees Chair, received the ALA’s Trustee Citation

2017 ─ Patricia Pacheco named Paralibrarian of the Year by Library Journal

2016 ─ LBOT Chair Mark Miller, recipient of Virginia Library Association Trustee Award

2016 ─ Received NACo award for Journeys of my life / Viajes de mi Vida program

2015 ─ Received NACo award for You Belong @ Your Library program

2015 ─ Received VACo award for After Hours Teen Center program

2014 ─ Received VACo award for You Belong @ Your Library program