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Public libraries give back

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Stan Stricker
May 28, 2008

Your public library may be worth more than you think.


Arrowhead Library System Director Ruth Ann Montgomery says a recent independent study shows a real economic benefit for Rock county. She says for every $1 invested, $4.06 returns to the economy. She says taxpayers sometime think they're pouring money into a dark hole, but this should make them feel more positive about their libraries. The figures don't include what people save by using library materials, instead of purchasing them.


The Arrowhead Library System includes all of Rock county's public libraries.



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