Sibley Library Receives State Accreditation

Sibley, Iowa — The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Sibley Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation as outlined in “In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Sixth Edition.”

According to the State Library of Iowa, achieving accreditation requires a significant, ongoing local commitment to high quality library services. The Sibley Public 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 is valid through June 30, 2022.

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 Sarah Latcham.

For more information on the State Library’s accreditation program, and to view the Public Library Standards, go to https://www.statelibraryofiowa.org/ld/a-b/accr-and-standards

The mission of the Sibley Public Library is to nurture young readers and to inspire life-long learning by promoting new resources and cultural awareness. The Sibley Public Library website: https://www.sibley.lib.ia.us/

To read more about this accreditation in the Northwest Iowa Review, please click here.