One of Petersburg Public Library’s recent programs, ‘Drawing for Kids’ taught by Lisa Schramek-Adams. The power went out during the class, so the library used twinkly lights. (Photo courtesy of the Petersburg Public Library.)

The Petersburg Public Library ranks in the top three percent of all libraries of its size, according to Library Journal, a trade publication for librarians. This is the seventh year the library has gotten a high rating since the awards began fifteen years ago. This year they got four out of five stars based on the journal’s rating system.

The award is based on how well libraries serve their community with the resources they have. Organizers look at how many books are checked out, how many people use the library, the popularity of programs like story time, and how much people use the internet.

KFSK’s Rachel Cassandra got a tour of the library from Program Coordinator Kari Petersen and Director Tara Alcock to find out what the Petersburg library is doing so right.