Hamilton Public Library generates $5.59 in value, for every $1 invested

In February 2018, Hamilton Public Library released “Discover HPL: Measuring the Impact of Hamilton Public Library“.  Based on data from 2016, key findings include:

  • ROI: for every $1 invested in Hamilton PL, citizens receive $5.59 in economic benefits; that translates to
    • $1,022 per active cardholder
    • $301 per citizen
    • $765 per household
  • Hamilton PL generated a total economic benefit of $161,855,691 in 2016

Hamilton PL has posted the study, along with their data, on their web site:

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