For every $1 spent on a public library

the community gains about 


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). 

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1. Passy, J. (2019). Why libraries are an economic lifeline for millions of Americans. MarketWatch. Retrieved 20 March 2019, from

2. The Return-On-Investment from Your Public Library is Unbelievable!. (2018). Medium. Retrieved 18 March 2019, from