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For every $1 spent on a public library

 

 

 

a community gains about $5

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

Well funded libraries increase property value

 

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

94% of Americans ages 16 and older

 

 

 

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