LJ Star Libraries 2022: States with the Most, Fewest Stars

The 258 Star Libraries for 2022 are located in 36 states and—for the first time since 2018—the District of Columbia.

The 258 Star Libraries for 2022 are located in 36 states and—for the first time since 2018—the District of Columbia. 

Regionally, the Midwest has the largest number of Star Libraries at 125, followed by the Northeast at 56, and the West and the South at 46 and 31, respectively. The Midwest’s large number of Star Libraries is accounted for largely by Illinois with 43, Iowa with 22, Nebraska with 17, and Missouri with 11—the remaining states being in single digits. With 22 and 20 Star Libraries respectively, New York and Massachusetts account for the lion’s share of Star Libraries in the Northeast. The West’s Star Libraries are found mostly in four states: California with 12, Oregon with nine, and Arizona and Colorado with five each. In the South, Virginia has the most Star Libraries with six, followed closely by Texas with five, and Alabama and Kentucky with four each.

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