Cordova Library receives 4 star rating for the 5th straight year


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Posted Online: Feb. 15, 2014, 8:37 pm
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By Lyle Ernst, correspondent
CORDOVA — The Cordova Library gets four stars in the latest ranking of public libraries by Library Journal Magazine. It is the fifth consecutive year the library has been ranked.

Nationally, 263 libraries were recognized, 20 of which are in Illinois. The high ranking is the result of each of the 1,020 patrons averaging 17 visits and 30.2 checkouts in 2013. Those two statistics are exceptional and tremendously instrumental with placing Cordova in the top tier, according to Library Journal.

Library director Sue Hebel said that while the board and the staff are very proud of the four star rating, there is room for improvement.

"We have outgrown the library. We need quiet spaces and another meeting room. Not having a quiet space makes it difficult for tutors to work with their students in our library.

"I would love to see a teen area and a children's area," said Ms. Hebel. She said she wants to have more educational-type classes available.

Cheryl Lennox, head librarian, would like to see a space made available for children younger than 5 to color, glue and paint to their heart's content.























 



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