Statistics

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For every $1 spent on a public library

the community gains about 

$5

in return in the form of services, programming, and community value (2).

94% of Americans ages 16 and older

said that having a public library is beneficial to the quality of life in a community (1).

Well funded libraries increase surrounding property value

improve job skill development, and support already established local social services (1). 

Resources

1. Passy, J. (2019). Why libraries are an economic lifeline for millions of Americans. MarketWatch. Retrieved 20 March 2019, from https://www.marketwatch.com/story/libraries-are-an-economic-lifeline-for-millions-of-americans-2018-07-24

2. The Return-On-Investment from Your Public Library is Unbelievable!. (2018). Medium. Retrieved 18 March 2019, from https://medium.com/everylibrary/the-return-on-investment-from-your-public-library-is-unbelievable-93603caac530