Port Jefferson Library was one of 14 others in Suffolk County to be honored with an American Star designation from the Library Journal, the oldest and most respected publication covering the library field, according to a blog post on Patch by the Suffolk Cooperative Library System.
"We are truly grateful for the strong support we receive from our community. It is gratifying to be able to say to the community that in return for that support we deliver one of the best libraries in the country," said Library Director Robert Goykin.
Goykin added that Port Jefferson is one of an elite group of public libraries to have received the Star rating in each of the five years since the inception of the designation.
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The blog post reported that a variety of data is used in a ratings system to decide which libraries get the honor, including annual number of patron visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet computer use. The information is given to individual state library agencies annually and then compiled by a national organization.
To read the full post and find out which other libraries in Suffolk County received the American Star designation from the Library Journal click here.