SLCL has been recognized by Library Journal, a publication of the American Library Association, as one of America's Star Libraries. SLCL is one of only five libraries in Missouri to receive the designation this year. Library Journal considers data in four categories to determine star libraries: library visits, circulation, program attendance and public Internet computer use. Public libraries are compared to others with similar annual expenditures and ranked accordingly. SLCL received a three-star rating in the $30,000,000+ expenditure range. This is the first year SLCL has been considered a star library. More information about the Library Journal rankings can be found here.