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mom and girl reading Logo: rated 4 star library  library journal 2021WMPL EARNS FIFTH CONSECUTIVE STAR RATING

In December, WMPL earned a 4-Star rating in the 2021 America’s Star Libraries Report. This is WMPL”s fifth consecutive year as a Star-rated library.

Ranking 12th of 1,211 public libraries nationwide, this achievement places WMPL among the top 1 % of libraries in per capita usage compared to other public libraries of similar size.

The 2021 Library Journal index is based on 2019 statistics and measured how much the local community used key services of their public library compared to peer libraries, including physical and digital circulation of materials, library visits, program attendance, public computer usage, Wi-Fi sessions, and database usage. WMPL ranks strongest in circulation and program attendance, ranking 7th in circulation of physical materials, 4th in circulation of digital materials, and 11th in program attendance.

WMPL received a 3-Star rating in 2017, a 4-Star rating in 2018 and 2019, and a 5-Star rating in 2020.