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Sherburne Memorial Library earns national recognition

Each year public libraries across the country are rated by the publication Library Journal on a series of criteria to determine their performance, and are ranked on a 5 star scale. While some libraries receive no stars at all, the Sherburne Memorial Library received a full 5 stars in the Library Journal's Index of Public Library Service (LJI).

The LJI began five years ago, and of the hundreds of libraries reviewed nationally, only 30 were recognized in the prestigious "5 Stars, 5 Editions" rank. These libraries have received 5 star rankings all five years, and the Sherburne Memorial Library is among this elite group. 

"To be one of the few libraries across the nation to earn such recognition is wonderful because our library really goes above and beyond to offer excellent service" stated one library employee.

Next year will mark the library's centennial birthday. Looking back on the history of this town treasure, the library has come a long way since its founding in August 1913. 

There is much to explore at the Sherburne Memorial Library; the collection that can be found in the building exceed the traditional offerings. New media is arriving on a regular basis. There is an extensive DVD collection ranging from the classics to new releases. Also available is a wide array of magazines and daily newspapers for people looking to catch up on the latest headlines.  Other services include free wifi, downloadable audio books, e-books, printing, copying, and faxing.

Stop by and see for yourself why the library earned its 5 star elite status.