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NBPL Earns Four Stars from Library Journal

The Board of Library Trustees are proud to announce that Newport Beach Public Library was once again named as a Star Library in a national ranking compiled by Library Journal.  The Library has attained 4 Star status, according to the 2020 Library Journal Index of Public Library Service and Star Library ratings. Based on 7 indicators from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Public Library Survey (PLS) - usage of online content, physical circulation, circulation of electronic materials, library visits, program attendance, public internet computer use, and Wi-Fi sessions  - the Newport Beach Public Library joins other top performing libraries in the $5M-$9.9M expenditure range as a 4 Star Library. 

NBPL is the sole Orange County public library to achieve this status, and 1 of 9 in the State of California.  This is the 11th occasion in 13 years that NBPL has been honored in this manner, and represents a jump from 3 Star status to 4 Stars.

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