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

HOURS
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
Sun   closed
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.

 

Disasters Policy 

 Fire

  • Do not panic, but do not under-estimate the potential danger to customers or staff represented by a fire. At the first indication of smoke or flame, investigate the situation to determine location and extent of the fire. If the fire can obviously be contained and extinguished quickly and safely by staff, proceed to do so. However, if there is any doubt about whether the fire can be controlled, immediately call 911 or the fire department and then clear the building.
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  • The time to think about fires is before they happen. Familiarize yourself with the type, location, and application of the fire extinguisher(s) in the building. Orient all staff and volunteers to this information. If you share a building with another agency and it occasionally initiates fire drills, library staff should respect those training exercises and respond as they would in the case of a real fire.

Health Emergencies

  • Staff members should exercise caution when administering first aid of even a minor nature because of the safety of the injured individual and the potential liability of the staff member. Without specialized training it is not advisable for staff to undertake more than keeping the sick or injured patron comfortable and protected from needless disturbance until medical help can be obtained. Since each case is unique, staff members should use their own judgment to do what is prudent and reasonable.
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  • The Rescue Squad/Police (911) should be called immediately in the event of any serious problem.
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  • No medication, including aspirin, should ever be dispensed to the public.

Bomb Threats

  • Keep the caller on the line as long as possible. Ask the caller to repeat the message and try to write down every word spoken by the person.
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  • If the caller does not indicate the location of the bomb or the time of possible detonation, ASK FOR THIS INFORMATION.
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  • Pay particular attention to peculiar background noises such as motors running, background music and any other sounds that may indicate the location from which the call is originating.
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  • Listen closely to the voice (male, female), voice quality (calm, excited), accents and speech impediments.
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  • Immediately after the caller hangs up, call the police. Clear the building. The police will handle the actual bomb search.

Snowstorms

  • The library will follow the recommendation and actions of the city. Closing will be at the discretion of the Library Director.

 

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