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NBPL Named STAR Library

The Board of Library Trustees is pleased to announce that Newport Beach Public Library was once again named as a Star Library in a national ranking compiled by “Library Journal” in its eleventh edition of the Library Journal of Public Library Service. 

In 2018, 7361 U.S. public libraries were scored on the LJ Index of Public Library Service comparing spending peers in five areas: circulation, library visits, circulation, program attendance, public access computer use and e-circulation.  Of the 257 named as America’s Star Libraries, eleven are in California with just four in Southern California.  Newport Beach Public Library is the highest scoring library in Orange County. This is the sixth year in a row, and tenth time in eleven years, that Newport Beach Public Library has been named a Star Library.

Library Services Director Tim Hetherton credits community support and high-quality programs and service for the high ranking, “Newport Beach Public Library is both proud and grateful that our City leadership, support groups, and staff remain committed to our customers by providing quality collections, resources, programs and services, all of which helped us earn the Library Journal Star rating.” said Hetherton.

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