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