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Decorah Public Library wins accreditation from the State Library of Iowa

Posted: Fri, Jul 5, 2019 10:00 AM

The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Decorah Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation.  The accreditation is valid through June 30th, 2022.

The Decorah Public Library has been recognized for its efforts in all areas of library operations, including governance and funding, staffing, library collection, services, public relations, access, and facilities.

Of Iowa's 543 public libraries, 377 are accredited. Iowa's accredited public libraries are recognized for being responsive to their communities and for exhibiting excellence in their provision of library services.

Accredited libraries receive a higher rate of compensation through the State Library's Enrich Iowa program. They also receive a Certificate of Accreditation signed by Governor Kim Reynolds, Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg, State Librarian Michael Scott, and Iowa Commission of Libraries Chairperson Sarah Latcham.