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A HIGH ACHIEVING LIBRARY by Jon Walker

The Pueblo City-County Library District (PCCLD) is renowned for its high achievements.  A recent example of this is PCCLD’s recent selection for the current Library Journal Star Library award.  This prestigious recognition came about as the result of key findings showing PCCLD is more actively engaged with our community than most other public libraries around the country.   We are proud of this and, so, we anxiously awaited the first reports about 2016 outputs to see how well we continue to stack up.  The Library Research Service recently released this data for Colorado.
This study shows PCCLD’s ongoing strong scores when compared with peer libraries in Colorado.  There are thirteen public libraries in Colorado serving populations of greater than 100,000.  In addition to PCCLD, these are the Arapahoe Library District, the Aurora Public Library, the Boulder Public Library, the Denver Public Library, Douglas County Libraries, the High Plains Library District, the Jefferson County Public Library, the Mesa County Public Library District, the Pike Peak Library District, the Poudre River Public Library District, the Rangeview Library District, and the Westminster Public Library.   Among these in 2016 PCCLD ranked third for number of items checked out per capita, second in library visitors per capita, and first both for library computer use per capita and program attendance per capita.  These measures frequently are considered most important when gauging public library success.

It is fair to say that PCCLD’s strong attainment remains unabated.   

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