For the fourth year in a row, the Lake Oswego Public Library earned the highest Hennen's American Public Library Ratings score of all libraries in Oregon. The library's winning score of 880 topped last year's score.
In addition to being pleased with the HAPLR ratings, library Director Jan Erickson said, 'We are also appreciative that our library is such a valued resource in the community.'
Performance measures evaluated by HAPLR include volumes per capita, visits per capita, circulation per capita and cost per circulation.
The library was rated eighth in the nation in the 25,000 to 49,999 population category. The state of Oregon ranked third in the nation.
The national average for circulation per capita is 7.03, the state average is 14.8, and Lake Oswego library's circulation per capita is a whopping 32.39.