Library Spotlight: Minneapolis Central Library

The Book Standard has a story called Library Spotlight: Minneapolis Central Library. The story starts out: For the past two years, Minneapolis has ranked No.1 on the list of America’s most literate cities followed closely, both years, by Seattle), and, according to Kit Hadley, at least a small part of that stellar reputation is due to the city’s libraries. Of course, as the director of the Minneapolis library system, and as a vocal champion of the phenomenal new Central Library currently under construction in town, Hadley may be slightly biased. Still, she’s got a lot to be proud of. “Our library usage is incredibly strong,� she says. “The ratio of cardholders to city’s population is incredibly high—it’s the third-highest in the country. This is a city that loves its libraries.�