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Ladysmith, WI 54848
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Th10 am - 6 pm
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Library Value Calculator
 
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We know you value the services and resources provided by your public library, but just how much are those services worth?

Please enter the number of times you use the following library services each month

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Value you receive monthly from your library: $
For every $1.00 in taxes you spend on your library, you receive $ of value in return*
 

 

*Where did these numbers come from? -- Per capita expenditures were collected from Wisconsin's 2010 Public Library Statistics, compiled by the State Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning (DLTCL). The return on investment is calculated by dividing each library's annual per capita expenditure by 12 (the number of months) to get a monthly per capita expenditure. The formula then divides the total value received each month by the monthly per capita expenditure.

This calculator is an adaptation of projects by the Maine State Library and Library Research Service, a unit of the Colorado State Library and the Colorado Department of Education that is operated in partnership with the Library and Information Science (LIS) Program, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.

 

Volunteers & Friends

 

The Library Board encourages individuals and groups to volunteer their time and efforts in the service of the Rusk County Community Library. In appreciation of volunteer services, the library acknowledges the need to organize volunteer activities and provide for appropriate recognition befitting the benefit to the library and the communities it serves.

Annual recognition will be given. This will include a certificate of appreciation and a listing of volunteer names in a newspaper release.

A library friends group is a formal association of people who unite to plan and execute, in conjunction with library goals and the needs of the library director, programs and events to benefit the library. In particular, a friends group is often heavily involved in fund-raising for the library and often oversees periodic book sales. Friends groups always serve at the pleasure of the library board which is the only body with legal authority to set policy for the development of the library.

 

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