Ela is a 5-Star Library

Ranked in the top 1% of libraries nationwide

For 10 years the Ela Library has been ranked one of the top libraries in the U.S. as measured by Circulations, Visits, Program Attendance, Computer and Wireless Internet Use.

The below graphs benchmark our performance against similar libraries in Illinois. For consistency, all graphs compare against 13 libraries with operating budgets of between $5M and $7.5M, which is similar to the Star Library performance metrics comparing budgets of $5M to $10M nationwide. To provide clarity, we've reduced the number of libraries in our cohort group from a maximum budget of $10M to $7.5M. The below graphs are using data from FY2021, the most current year standardized data is available.

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