Sunday, November 02, 2008

ALA seeks $100 million in stimulus funding

The American Library Association seeks $100 million in stimulus funding as U.S. libraries face critical cutbacks, closures.

"Investments in libraries often yield high dividends for communities. Studies show economic returns from salaries and wages paid to staff, construction costs, employment services and library purchases. A recent Pennsylvania study points out that for every dollar invested in the public library, the community receives a return of $5.50. A similar report from Florida shows a $6.54 return on investment."

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