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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Weston's library among the best

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WESTON

The next time you walk through the doors of the Weston Public Library, you can do it knowing that you're visiting the best library in the state, at least according to Hennen's American Public Library Rankings Report.

The annual report, a nationally-known analysis of library quality, ranks libraries across the country based on 15 criteria culled from federal statistics. Weston's highest scores are in visits per resident, circulation per resident, and reference materials per resident, according to Library Director Susan Brennan.

Brennan said the library had more than 200,000 visitors last year. "Statistics like this mean that we're headed in the right direction,. It validates what we do on a day-to-day basis, but it also means we can improve," Brennan said.

Other area libraries also fared well in the rankings, with the Dover Library and Newton Free Library just tenths of a percentage point away from Weston.

-- Stephanie V. Siek

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