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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Pleasant Hill Public Library Receives Accreditation from the State Library of Iowa

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The Pleasant Hill Public Library is proud to announce the State Library of Iowa has recognized the Pleasant Hill Public Library meets the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.” 

 

Achieving accreditation requires a significant, ongoing local commitment to high quality library services. The Pleasant Hill 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. The accreditation status began July 1, 2022, and is valid through June 30, 2025.

 

“The director and board of trustees of the Pleasant Hill Public Library and the City of Pleasant Hill are to be commended for this achievement and their commitment to excellence in public library services for their community,” said State Librarian Michael Scott.

 

Iowa’s accredited public libraries are recognized for being responsive to their communities and for exhibiting excellence in their provision of library services. More than two-thirds of all Iowans have active public library cards. Iowa libraries play key roles in workforce and economic development, lifelong learning and e-government activities. Iowans use their libraries to find jobs, do homework, locate a good book to read, research medical conditions, access government information, and more.

 

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 Carrie Falk.

 

For more information on the State Library’s accreditation program, and to view the Public Library Standards, go to https://www.statelibraryofiowa.gov/index.php/libraries/search/accred-stand

 

About the Pleasant Hill Public Library

The Pleasant Hill Public Library continues to provide high-quality library services that meet the informational needs of all segments of the community in a welcoming, professional and courteous manner and is dedicated to providing programs for patrons of all ages. In addition to the over 50,000 items in our collection, the library also provides online access to E Books, audio books, streaming video and magazines. You can follow us via social media at pleasanthilllib. Our website is https://www.pleasanthilliowa.org/library.

 

About the State Library of Iowa

The State Library of Iowa actively champions libraries. Our two roles are improving library services in Iowa and delivering specialized information services to state government and to Iowans. www.StateLibraryofIowa.gov

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