Library District Earned 3-Star Library Rating by Library Journal

Poudre River Public Library District earned a three-star rating in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Services’ 13th annual review of library systems in the U.S.

The Library District is one of 262 libraries to achieve Star Library status on the 2020 LJ Index. This marks the first time that the Library District has earned a Star Library designation.

“The three-star rating underscores the importance of the Poudre River Public Libraries to the community and reflects the hard work our staff does to meet community needs and provide exceptional service every day, said David Slivken, executive director of the Library District. “Thank you to all of our supporters who helped us achieve this rating by visiting and using the libraries often.”

LJ Index scores and Star ratings are based on data reported annually by public libraries to their state library agencies and compiled nationally by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

More than 5,600 library systems were reviewed by Library Journal for the 2020 Index using data released by IMLS for FY18. The ratings are based on per capita statistics for Library visits, circulation of physical and digital materials, program attendance, public computer and internet use, and Wi-Fi sessions.

Poudre River Public Library District joins other new three-star libraries in Colorado including Denver Public Library and Boulder Public Library.

Library Journal is the oldest and most respected publication covering the field of library service. The LJ Index rating system was first introduced in 2008 to recognize and promote America’s public libraries, to help improve the pool of nationally collected library statistics and to encourage library self-evaluation. For more information about the Index, visit