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We are a 5-star library, again!

Westerville Public Library has once again been recognized nationally as a “Star Library” and awarded a 5-star rating—the highest possible—in the LJ Index of Public Library Service 2011, released yesterday by Library Journal. The LJ report scored 7,513 public libraries and identified 262 star libraries nationally – with only 85 receiving a five-star ranking. Scoring [...]

Library Funding

How is the Library Funded? The Public Library Fund (PLF) is funded with 1.97% of the total tax revenue received by the State of Ohio and divided among the 251 public libraries in Ohio. While the PLF remains our primary source of funding, the amount of revenue it provides continues to fall. State funding of [...]

We Need your Support November 8th!

This November 8th is a critical election for the future of the Westerville Public Library!  The 42% reduction in State Funding has had a significant impact on your library.  Since 2007, the library has reduced staff, implemented a salary freeze in 2010, closed on Sundays, drastically reduced our materials budget, and made many other significant [...]

Protect Our Library

On Tuesday, November 8, our citizens will be asked to help protect the hub of information, learning and activity for our community – the Westerville Public Library. A replacement levy is needed to ensure that hours, materials and services are brought back to normal levels, after suffering reductions due to continuing cuts in state funding. [...]

Please “Help Protect Our Library” – Important Levy on November 8th!

Now more than ever, residents rely on the Westerville Public Library for books, research, internet access, job searches, homework assistance and other critical services they need daily.  In ten years the library has not increased its .8-mill levy, the library’s only local tax support. Westerville is the lowest locally funded library in Franklin County. State [...]

Another Great Year!

I want to take this opportunity to thank you, our community for another great year. Due to your continuing support, the Westerville Public Library is once again ranked among America’s Best and most cost efficient libraries. The Hennin rankings for public libraries ranked Westerville eighth among libraries serving a population of 50,000-100,000. That is eighth [...]

Happy 2011!

Happy New Year! I extend my appreciation to all of you for helping your library celebrate another very successful year. Once again our library was selected as one of the best libraries in the country, ranking 8th of 759 public libraries serving a population of 50,000-100,000 residents. Your library also received a Five Star rating [...]

Help the Library Win $10,000!

Want to help the Westerville Public Library win $10,000? We are one of ten finalist in the Playaway: Picture This contest and could be just one vote away from winning! In order to qualify for the contest, we built a display featuring all of our Playaway audiobooks. (Playaways are MP3 players that come preloaded with [...]

Kitten Needs a Job

Wondering how your library can help you find a job? Watch Kitten’s story to learn how she used the library to help her choose a career, create a resume, prepare for interviews and more!

We Are a 5-Star Library!

Westerville Public Library has been recognized nationally as a “Star Library” and awarded a 5-star rating—the highest possible—in the 2010 Index of Public Library Service recently released by Library Journal The LJ report scored 7,407 public libraries and identified 258 star libraries nationally – with only 85 receiving a five-star ranking. Scoring is based on [...]

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