FALCONER- For the seventh year in a row, Falconer Public Library has been named as one of America's Five Star Libraries by The Library Journal.
"We were honored," said Sue Seamans, Falconer Public Library library director. "It is very nice to be recognized. It's a nice recognition of giving back to the community and our boards - saying 'thank you' for working with us."
Falconer Public Library placed second within the $100,000 to $199,999 budget category. The award is sponsored by Baker and Taylor's Bibliostat records and is based on the 2012 data released by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Pictured, from left, are Polly Schimino, computer instructor; Sue Seamans, Falconer Public Library director; Louis Strickler, of Jamestown; and Betty Palmer, library clerk.
P-J photos by Mallory Diefenbach
"It's about cooperation and the repertoire you build in your community," Seamans said. "... As far as working with the teachers and the students, to get them to be able to go the library as a place to use as part of their homework assignments or extra-curricular assignments."
Seamans also noted the library is close to the Lutheran campus and Methodist Garden, which brings many readers to the library.
The Library Journal Index of Public Libraries covers an evaluation of more than 7,500 libraries in the United States:, and only the top 100 make the list. The index uses visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use statistics to judge libraries, where they identify the top 30 scores.
Falconer is offering new programs this year from photography classes to knitting classes.
The library is located on 101 W. Main St. in Falconer and is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, the Falconer Public Library can be contacted at 665-3504, firstname.lastname@example.org or by going online to www.cclslib.org/falconer.