This article appeared on the Fox Illinois web site on April 13, 2017. The article profiles Champaign Public Library, and how the proposed federal budget, which includes the elimination of the IMLS, puts libraries like Champaign PL in jeopardy. “It’s a place where you can find a book to read,” Harrington said. “You can find that computer […]
In 2014, Pickering Public Library (PPL) completed a detailed analysis of its economic impact using a methodology first used by the Toronto Public Library and developed by the Martin Prosperity Institute, University of Toronto.
Key findings from the analysis indicate that PPL creates over $32 million in total economic impact (which equates to $1,073 per household, and $350 per capita). Investing in PPL results in a return on investment of 485% for the City of Pickering.