I just got a message from Nancy Bolt, the former state librarian of Colorado. She is the first to inform me that in the latest Hennen's American Public Library Ratings, we are #1 in the country. The data is actually a little old -- based on 2006 numbers. We've done way better since then. But it marks our entry among the libraries serving populations between 250,000 to 499,000.
My warm congratulations to my extraordinary board, staff, and of course, the enthusiastic patrons of Douglas County.
You can see the rankings at www.haplr-index.com/HAPLR100.htm.