BOLINGBROOK, Ill. – Fountaindale Public Library District proudly received high regard from Library Journal in 2022 by achieving a four-star status. Out of the 5,359 libraries reviewed, only 258 libraries from across the nation received a star rating. Data was compiled from information provided to the Institute for Museum and Library Services and covered the 2020 fiscal year.

“I am thrilled that Fountaindale is once again on the Library Journal list this year,” said Robert Kalnicky, President of the Fountaindale Public Library Board of Trustees. “This commendable ranking speaks highly to the work and dedication of our staff and board, and it demonstrates just how much our community enjoys and utilizes our spaces, resources and services.”

For the past 15 years, the Index has rated U.S. public libraries on eight per capita output measures: physical circulation, eMaterial circulation, library visits, program attendance, public computer usage, Wi-Fi sessions, electronic retrievals (eResources use) and website visits. The library’s four-star rating was a result of its overall score as compared to other libraries in its bracket. Fountaindale’s strongest showing came in program attendance per capita, placing third out of the 30 libraries in its bracket.

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