Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library Receives Star Award
The North Dakota State Library awarded the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library the 2017 North Dakota Star Library Award for going above and beyond with the service they provide to their community. Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library was compared to other libraries in North Dakota with similar operating expenditures and population. They ranked in the top three libraries of their category. The awards were given based on circulation of collection, hours open to the public, program attendance, computer and Wi-Fi usage, and the percentage of North Dakota Library Coordinating Council Standards for Public Libraries met.
Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library is the #1 ranked public library in North Dakota for hours open to the public, program attendance, public computer usage, and library card holders. The Library’s outreach branches, Burleigh County Bookmobile and Bismarck Mobile Library, are ranked #1 in North Dakota for hours available to the public and total number of stops made annually.
Library Director, Christine Kujawa, was presented with the Star Library Award at the Renewal & Development Conference, hosted by the North Dakota State Library, on April 17th, 2017.
“We offer opportunities for personal enrichment and provide a neutral community space conducive to bringing citizens together.” said Library Director Christine Kujawa. “We improve the overall quality of life in our community.”