Awards & Honors
LJ (Library Journal) Index of Public Library Service
Washington-Centerville Public Library is recognized as a star library in the Library Journal Index of Public Library Service. The LJ Index compares more than 7,500 public libraries nationwide using circulation, visits, program attendance and public Internet computer use as performance indicators.
2014 - 4 Star, 2013 - 4 Star, 2012 - 5 Star, 2011 - 5 Star, 2010 - 5 Star, 2009 - 4 Star
HAPLR* (Hennen's American Public Library Ratings)
Washington-Centerville Public Library was ranked #1 in the nation among libraries of similar size in the HAPLR Index, a kind of "Fortune 500" for public libraries. The HAPLR Index ranks 7,930 libraries nationwide based on usage, support, and efficiency.
2010 - #1, 2009 - #1, 2008 - #1, 2006 - #2, 2004 - #1, 2003 - #1, 2002 - #1, 2000 - #1, 1999 - #1, 1998 - #2
*HAPLR ratings were discontinued in 2011
*No HAPLR rating was conducted in 2001, 2005, or 2007, due to delays in data reporting by Federal agencies.
Your Library also consistently ranks high among Ohio's 251 public libraries in circulation, collection size, efficiency, and other statistical library measures compiled by the State Library of Ohio. Some of the most current rankings are listed below.
- Circulation - 13th
- Registered Borrowers - 25th
- Full Time Equiv. Staff - 18th
- PLF (State Funding) - 33rd
- Materials Expenditures - 14th
- Total Operating Expenditures - 17th
Green Business Certified
Washington-Centerville Public Library has been certified as a Green Business by Dayton Regional Green 3, a non-profit committed to a greener Dayton region through the efficient use of natural resources. The Library voluntary completed a certification program to reduce our ecological footprint and energy and resource use while saving money in the process. Earning a Green Business Certification indicates that your Library is part of an innovative leadership movement to help transition the Dayton region to a sustainable future.