Drake Public Library in Centerville has met the state accreditation conditions as defined by Iowa Library Services and listed in "In Service to Iowa: Public Library Standards Fifth Edition."
Drake Public Library's accreditation is valid through June 30, 2015 and achieving accreditation requires a significant, ongoing local commitment to high quality library services.
"The director and board of trustees of the Drake Public Library and the city of Centerville are to be commended for this achievement and their commitment to excellence in public library services for their community," Mary Wegner, state librarian, said in a news release issued Sept. 21.
The Drake 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.
Accredited libraries receive a higher rate of compensation through Iowa Library Services' Enrich Iowa program and receive a Certificate of Accreditation signed by Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Wegner and Iowa Commission of Libraries Chairperson Monica Gohlinghorst.