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 […]
Vancouver Island Regional Library published their economic impact study in July 2016, with the following findings:
- The full economic impact of Vancouver Island Regional Library in 2015 was $94,783,558
- For every $1 invested, customers receive $5.36 in value
- ROI is 335%
- Value per open hour: $1,107.73
Vancouver Island Regional Library serves a population of 430,000 citizens across 77,000 square kilometers, through 39 branches and an expert staff of 391 people.