The list of America’s Star Libraries was released in the November 1st issue of Library Journal. Nebraska libraries on the list include:
- Falls City Library & Arts Center
- Central City Public Library
- Hruska Memorial Public Library–David City
- Hartington Public Library
- Neligh Public Library
- Atkinson Public Library
- Battle Creek Public Library
- Wymore Public Library
Libraries are scored on visits per capita; circulation per capita; program attendance per capita; and public internet terminal use per capita, and then are compared to peer libraries based on annual expenditures.
The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service 2011 is sponsored by Baker & Taylor’s Bibliostat, and is based on 2009 data released by the Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) in July 2011. Your can find all the details in the Library Journal article by Keith Curry Lance and Ray Lyons. It includes information on Star Libraries representing 39 states, including Nebraska.