DES MOINES, Iowa — The Sibley Public Library has met the conditions for state accreditation.

Achieving accreditation requires a significant, ongoing local commitment to high quality library services. The Sibley Public Library is 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.

“The director and board of trustees of the Sibley Public Library and the city of Sibley are to be commended for this achievement and their commitment to excellence in public library services for their community,” said State Librarian Michael Scott.

Of Iowa’s 543 public libraries, 377 are accredited. Iowa’s accredited public libraries are recognized for being responsive to their communities and for exhibiting excellence in their provision of library services. More than two-thirds of all Iowans have active public library cards. Iowa libraries play key roles in workforce and economic development, lifelong learning and e-government activities.

Accredited libraries receive a higher rate of compensation through the State Library’s Enrich Iowa program.