Four-Star Distinction for Sixth Year!
In its November 2013 issue, Library Journal announced its sixth round of national library ratings. Once again the Northport-East Northport Public Library was ranked among the nation’s top public libraries and named a "four-star library" among "America’s Star Libraries."
Libraries Receive Top Grades*
In a national survey, libraries received the best grades of any of the community institutions covered. Nearly half the public gave libraries an “A”, higher than public schools, the police, and the local news media. More than six in ten “strongly agree” that public libraries are essential for “maintaining a productive community.”
Libraries Are Important 21st Century Resources*
The public considers having computers and Internet access in libraries essential and many also want libraries to provide other multimedia resources. Almost two-thirds of Americans say that having enough computers and online services should be a high priority for libraries.
Libraries Use Tax Funds Wisely*
More than three-quarters of library users believe libraries spend tax dollars well. Even among non-users, six in ten say they believe libraries use their funds wisely.
The Public Welcomes a Greater Role for Libraries*
Interviews with nearly three dozen national and community leaders and an in-depth public opinion survey highlighted four specific opportunities for public libraries to integrate themselves more fully into the life of their communities and to position themselves as positive “community players.”
*From "Long Overdue: A Fresh Look at Public and Leadership Attitudes About Libraries in the 21st Century," a public opinion study published by Public Agenda
The Long Island Association performed the following special research report, which compares the value of the direct services provided by the Library with the tax dollars used to support it.
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The Library is an valuable community resource for people of all ages.
The Library is the center for lifelong education, enrichment, and entertainment. Adults can find answers to their questions on a broad array of topics related to work, school, and personal life.
The Library is teen-friendly. Whether teens are researching a term paper, preparing for a test, or reading for fun, Teen Librarians can help middle and high school students find what the want.
Youngest patrons, from infants to older elementary school-age children, along with their parents or caregivers can enjoy a multitude of fun and educational experiences at the Library. Children’s Reference Librarians assist youngsters with all their informational and recreational reading needs. And, a year-round programming schedule is planned and conducted by professional Children’s Librarians.
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