Published: Oct 14, 2010 4:37 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 14, 2010 1:37 PM EDT

SANIBEL, Fla. - Sanibel Public Library has been named one of America's Star Libraries 2010 by Library Journal. The Library Journal Index rated 7,407 public libraries, and identified the 258 star libraries. The ratings are based on data libraries reported for four per capita service outputs-visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet terminal use. Sanibel Public Library received 3 stars. The Sanibel Public Library is the only library in Florida to be recognized with the highest 3-star rating on the list.

The Library Journal Index is a national rating system designed to recognize and promote America's public libraries, to help improve the pool of nationally collected library statistics, and to encourage library self-evaluation. The rankings are based on data from 2008.

This ranking is the result of a supportive public, an encouraging citizen-elected board, a dedicated staff, and the Library Foundation whose members are strong library allies.

The list of America's Star Libraries 2010 can be found here: http://www.libraryjournal.com/lj/articlereview/886947-457/americas_star_libraries_2010_.html.csp