Tuesday, October 11, 2005

America's Top 100 Libraries

The 2005 HAPLR (Hennen's American Public Library Ratings) Index has been published, and the Sodus Free Library has once again made the list of America's Top 100 Libraries! Using six input and nine output measures garnered from libraries' State reports, the author of the Index, Thomas J. Hennen, computes scores for each library in the country according to population categories. Hennen compares his Index to the ACT or SAT test, with a theoretical minimum score of 1 and a maximum score of 1,000; most libraries scored between 260 and 730. With a score of 897, our library is rated #2 out of 1,598 libraries in the category chartered to serve populations between 1,000 and 2,499 people. We are all very pleased with this honor, and thank Mr. Hennen for his recognition of our efforts. For more information, read Great American Public Libraries: The 2005 HAPLR Rankings in the October 2005 issue of American Libraries, or visit the HAPLR site at www.haplr-index.com.

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