DES MOINES — The State Library of Iowa has announced that the Garrett Memorial Library has met 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 Garrett Memorial 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.

Of Iowa’s 543 public libraries, 377 – including the Garrett Memorial Library – are accredited. Accredited libraries receive a higher rate of compensation through the State Library’s Enrich Iowa program.

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