For the 10th consecutive time, the Avalon Free Public Library has received the maximum 5-star rating as ranked by the Library Journal’s Index of Public Library Service.
Rating criteria is based on circulation, library visits, program attendance and public Internet usage. Avalon was among six libraries in New Jersey to receive 5 stars, along with the Bernardsville Public Library, the Somerset County Library, the Mercer County Library, the Ocean City Free Public Library and the Princeton Public Library. A 5-star rating was awarded to only 259 libraries out of 7,409 scored within the United States. The Avalon Free Public Library is one of only 13 libraries in the country to have been awarded 5 stars all 10 editions.
“We are honored to have once again been recognized as one of America’s 5-Star Libraries. Since opening our doors, the Avalon Free Public Library has been committed to providing responsive service and innovative resources to the community,” says Erin Brown, Director of the Avalon Free Public Library. “This recognition is thanks to the efforts of our exceptional Library Staff and Trustees, and the dedication and support provided by the Borough of Avalon, school district, Friends of the Library, Historical Society, and our wonderful patrons.”
The Avalon Free Public Library is open year-round and offers an extensive circulation of classic novels, best-selling and newly released books, movies, music, video games and a wide range of reference information. Along with an extensive circulation, the library offers year-round programming for all ages including technology workshops, creative writing, book clubs, crafting, story time and more. Patrons are encouraged to “Check It Out” and visit the library online or in person to take advantage of the many resources offered. For more information, go to www.avalonfreelibrary.org.