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Grand Marais Public Library achieves 5 star ranking 10 years in a row

Dec 05, 2017 07:30PM ● Published by Editor

Grand Marais Public Library is pleased to announce it has once again achieved a 5 star ranking
in the annual Library Journal Star Libraries standings. Joining Grand Marais this year are Ely
with 4 stars and Baudette with 3 stars, giving the Arrowhead Library System 3 of only 5 libraries
in the state to achieve this benchmark. Grand Marais has been ranked a 5 star library for 10 years running, one of only 13 libraries in the nation to do so.

The Library Journal star rankings are based upon user metrics such as the number of items that circulate, the number of people who visit the library, and the number of uses of computers in the library, all relative to the base population of the community. “While there are a variety of factors that help boost those numbers in Grand Marais, the base reason the library is highly rated is that this is a community that truly values its library,” says Steve Harsin, Library Director.

The timing of this announcement by Library Journal is a happy coincidence with the release of
the library’s new strategic plan that can be found on the library website under the About the
Library tab, in the section labelled Library Policies. Alternatively, interested parties may inquire
at the library.

Also recently adopted by the library are a new mission statement: The Grand Marais Public
Library increases knowledge, inspires creativity, removes barriers, and builds community across Cook County. This mission statement is accompanied by a new tag line that provides an
abbreviated version of the mission: Explore. Learn. Create. Connect.

Those with an interest in learning more about Library Journal star rankings may find more
information at: www.libraryjournal.com.

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