The Bottom Line: Libraries Boost the Economy!
I love it when I come across articles that quantitatively prove the value of public libraries, and it seems like I have read several lately. The one I just finished reading is too good not to share!
Study: Libraries offer big returns.
In specific, it is facts such as the one quoted below that we all need to be able to call upon when our budgets are challenged:
The bottom-line conclusion: Pennsylvania public libraries provide a “return on investment” of $5.50 for every $1 of taxpayer funding.If every state had a study where we could prove our worth in such a manner to the voting public it would be a wonderful world.