WARREN, NJ - Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) has been named one of America’s Star Libraries in the seventh edition of the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, sponsored by Baker & Taylor’s Bibliostat.
 
This year, of the 258 libraries in the United States that have been designated as America’s Star Libraries, seven of them are in New Jersey.
 
 
“The award underscores the superlative ways we partner with our communities and customers to connect, to explore, to share and to discover,” said Brian Auger, SCLSNJ Library Director. “There are over 300 libraries in the state of New Jersey. Being one of seven Star Libraries in the state means we’re in the top 2 percent. That’s something Somerset County should be proud of.”
 
The Library Journal Index is a measurement tool that compares U.S. public libraries with their spending peers based on four types of output measures of their per capita us: library visits, circulation, program attendance, and public Internet computer use.  The Library Journal 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). The scores do not indicate the quality, effectiveness, or value of library services, nor whether the quantities of services provided sufficiently address community needs.

 
Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (SCLSNJ) partners with patrons to connect, to explore, to share and to discover and enrich lives, expand knowledge and strengthen communities. SCLSNJ branches can be found in Bridgewater, Bound Brook, Hillsborough, Manville, at the Mary Jacobs Library in Rocky Hill, North Plainfield, Peapack & Gladstone, Somerville, Warren Township and Watchung. Visit SCLSNJ.org for further information about library services offered at SCLSNJ.