For the 12th consecutive year, the Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL) system has received the highest overall score among its peers in Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service.

Published annually, the index compares U.S. libraries with their peers based on per capita output measures. Ratings of five, four and three stars are awarded to libraries that generate the highest combined per capita outputs among their spending peers.

Within its peer group – which includes America’s largest library systems – the Cuyahoga library system has earned the Index’s highest overall rating.

CCPL executive director Tracy Strobel and her incredible team of librarians certainly deserve credit for the continous effort that goes into the important work they do.

The fact it’s being done in a day and age when digital access is so prominent is even more astounding.

No library system in the nation has ever had a 12-year run at the top and if you visit any of the numerous local branches, you’ll discover why.

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