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Northport Library System Given Top Rating for Fifth Consecutive Year

Library Journal rating based on service, usage, and circulation.

The Northport-East Northport Library system was recently rated among the top 3.5 percent in the nation for service and use by Library Journal.

This is the fifth year in a row that the library has earned the distinction as well as a four star rating from the magazine based upon circulation, visits, program attendance, and computer usage per capita in the population served.

According to the data collected by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and used in the index, the N-ENPL System is within the $5M-$9.9M annual operating expenditure category. The study compares the use of the library to other public libraries of similar size across the country. This year 7,570 public libraries were surveyed with 262 libraries nationwide receiving star ratings.

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N-ENPL Library Director James Ulney, who took over for previous director Eileen Minogue in July upon her retirement, said he is proud to continue a tradition of great service to the community.

“We have our exceptional community to thank for this national recognition," he said. "Our staff is proud to serve a community that so highly values its
library.”

Library Journal is the oldest publication covering the library field. It's national rating, entitled the LJ Index of Public Library Service, offers an overall indication of how a library's performance compares to peer libraries and provides guidance on how all public libraries can better assess and improve what they provide to their users. Copies are available at the N-ENPL libraries.

How do you use the library? How often? Tell us in the comment section below.

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Leah Bush (Editor) December 14, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Northport Library is great. Especially with a cozy cafe and free wifi--what more could you ask for!
Ashley Palko December 14, 2012 at 01:14 PM
On average I take out 2 books/week. LOVE MY LIBRARY!
Tom Dewick December 14, 2012 at 03:03 PM
It's a convenient home for the locals that are mentally ill.
Northport-East Northport Public Library December 14, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Thanks! Check out the library's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nenplibrary

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