By Stephanie Class, Reference Assistant at our Newport Branch
Kentucky’s rich writing history shows us that the Commonwealth is much more than bluegrass, bourbon, and basketball. Kentucky celebrates its talented writers each year on Kentucky Writers’ Day, which takes place on Monday, April 25, 2016. Read more
Campbell County Public Library is spreading Minecraft knowledge across the Commonwealth. Read more
Spend your time in April creating an original short story or poem, then enter it to win a $50 Gift Card to Barnes & Noble. Read more
A former Kentucky librarian and lifetime advocate is celebrated her 100th birthday on March 14, 2016. Read more
Doc Hendley is proof that anyone, even a tattooed keg-tapper, can cure what ails the world. Read more
The Campbell County Public Library was one of only four libraries statewide to earn the highest ranking based on Kentucky Public Library Association (KPLA) standards.
CCPL reached exemplary status for the first time, along with Scott County. Kenton and McCracken County Public Libraries maintained their exemplary level status.
The KPLA Standards, created in 2002, are updated every three years to make sure libraries improve to meet evolving needs. CCPL earned the basic rating in 2005 and has risen steadily in the rankings since then, making the improvements required to meet the higher standards.
Libraries are judged on specific criteria in categories such as administration, collections, services, facilities and technology.
“There are a few criteria that we still need to meet, such as the number of square feet of building space available per capita, but overall we are doing well and I’m proud of our achievements,” said JC Morgan, director.
Fifty-two libraries participated in the 2014-2015 standards evaluation cycle.
“We are proud that Northern Kentucky has two libraries that currently meet the exemplary standard,” Morgan said. “Our entire region is fortunate have strong library systems that serve our population,” he said.