418 Corbett Ave. W.
Ladysmith, WI 54848
715-532-2604
ladysmithpl@ladysmithpl.org

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M10 am - 6 pm
T10 am - 8 pm
W 10 am - 6 pm
Th10 am - 6 pm
F 10 am - 6 pm
Sat10 am - 3 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.

 

Reference Services Policy

  1. Will provide information in the form of short answers to specific questions and guidance in locating material for patrons who appear in person, call on the telephone, or request information through correspondence;
  2. Will assist patrons in the use of the library and teach basic research methodology, when appropriate (this includes providing help in developing a research strategy and advice on whether a trip to the library would be worthwhile for individuals who telephone);
  3. Will provide bibliographic verification of items both in the library and not owned by the library and will assist patrons in obtaining materials through interlibrary loan, when appropriate;
  4. May refer library users to other agencies and libraries in pursuit of needed information;
  5. May use, not only the library’s resources in printed form, but consult appropriate digital resources as well as the regional resource library and other agencies in pursuit of "ready reference" information.

 

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