WRL Receives Award From The Library Journal


WILLIAMSBURG- The Library Journal recently recognized Williamsburg Regional Library as one of the top public libraries in the country.

WRL announced on July 22 that it received the prestigious 4-star rating from the national publication.

“Every library in the country faced unprecedented challenges in 2020, which makes our inclusion in this year’s edition of the star rating ever more meaningful,” said Betsy Fowler, WRL library director.

 The library moved up to the 4-star rating from a 3-star rating last year. WRL was rated based on visits to the library, program attendance, and per capita measures of circulation of library materials, computer, and wifi use, among other criteria.

WRL has made it to the esteemed list 10 out of 13 years. Only five percent of the more than 5,600 qualifying libraries achieve star ranking.