What is your library worth to you?

Libraries provide essential services through their focus on learning and skill building. Libraries are also an economic benefit to communities with their connection to job creation, income and wage increases. According to the Florida Department of State Division of Library & Information Services, for every tax dollar received, Florida public libraries provide $10.18 in value. (Taxpayer Return On Investment in Florida Public Libraries, 2013.)

How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your library services? Use this Library Value Calculator to estimate what you’re saving by using the St. Johns County Public Library’s free services. (For an explanation of values, click here.)

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This worksheet has been adapted from the Massachusetts Library Association and Chelmsford LibraryHow the values were calculated.
St. Johns County Public Library System