Marion City Library has received the four-star award from Library Journal for the second consecutive year.
Marion is one of 12 cities in Kansas to receive a star award and is one of five to receive the four-star rating. The other four-star libraries are in Chetopa, Inman, Lacygne, Neodesha, and Topeka.
Librarian Janet Marler said the rating is based on reports submitted to the Library Journal that include circulation per capita, Internet use, number of programs and people in attendance, and how many visits.
Marler said the library received three-star awards in 2009 and 2013.
“Five stars is the highest,” she said. “That’s our goal.”