Louis, MO - The St. Louis Public Library is proud to announce that it has
continued its remarkable performance by earning a Third-Place ranking in the Library Category of the 2012
St. Louis Public Library Executive Director Waller McGuire said, "It is a privilege to lead one of the nation's best public library systems. Our great national ranking in this study is earned by the people of St. Louis; you support and use your library. I also want to thank our staff members, who love the St. Louis Public Library and work hard to make it great. This has been a wonderful year for us, including the historic reopening of magnificent Central Library and Carondelet Branch. The coming year will see new innovations, programs, and materials in our libraries throughout St. Louis. Please visit us, bring your family, and make the St. Louis Public Library a regular part of your life. We have something to offer everyone."
The Library Category is based upon library support, holdings, and utilization. Four variables were considered for the final score:
1. Number of branch libraries per 10,000 library service population.
2. Volumes held in the library per capita of library service population.
3. Number of circulations per capita of library service population.
4. Number of library professional staff per 10,000 library service population.
study attempts to capture the literacy of the
Dr. Miller first published the study online in 2003 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. To learn more about the America's Most Literate Cities study, click on http://www.ccsu.edu/page.cfm?p=15616.
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