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  1. Economic Output of the Carnegie Library

    In 2004 Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh supported more than 900 jobs and $80 million in economic output in Allegheny County through its operations and renovations. Even without the additional impact of these renovations, the library can be expected to sust ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:21 - Libraries Matter

  2. Library as Tourist Destination

    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh is the area's most visited regional asset. The Main Library in Oakland alone is the second most visited destination in the City. (p.2) Community impact and benefits Library as place Public libraries Create and Strengthe ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:20 - Libraries Matter

  3. Use of Public Libraries for Community Involvement

    Twenty-five percent who went to the library learned about political or cultural organizations or leisure activities taking place in the local community. More than 20% went to the library with friends or colleagues to work together on a common assignment o ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:20 - Libraries Matter

  4. Increased Importance of Libraries Amongst Users

    The National Library of Finland coordinated a customer survey for users of research and special libraries as well as public libraries in 2010. The first national online questionnaire was conducted in 2006. The number of responses rose by 56% compared to t ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:19 - Libraries Matter

  5. Economic Vitality Brought with Seattle Central Library

    The Library is associated with $16 million in net new spending in Seattle in its first year of operations--equal to $80 million for 5 years, $160 million for 10 years, or $320 million over a 20-year period. Nearby businesses report increases in spending a ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:17 - Libraries Matter

  6. Building Community Character with the Seattle Central Library

    The foot traffic and cultural vitality the Library brings enhances the desirability of Downtown as a residential and commercial market. It serves as a new icon for Seattle and attracts tourists, knowledge workers, and high technology industries to the Cit ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:16 - Libraries Matter

  7. Expanding Identity of Seattle Central Library to Tourists

    More than 2.3 million tourists are expected to visit the Central Library during its first year of operation, an increase of more than 250% compared to the prior year. Approximately 30% of these visitors--725,000 individuals--are projected to be out-of-tow ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:16 - Libraries Matter

  8. Benefit to cost ratio of Florida's public libraries

    The B/C (Availability) of Florida's public libraries is 10.8 to 1 where the benefit to the state in terms of availability of Florida's public libraries is the total cost to use alternatives of $4.3 billion divided by the cost of $668 millions (i ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:12 - Libraries Matter

  9. Taxpayer return on investment in Florida's public libraries since 2004

    Overall, Florida's public libraries return $8.32 for every $1.00 from all sources. The total revenue investment in Florida's public libraries was $661.5 million in 2008. Based upon an analysis of what would happen if public libraries ceased to e ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:11 - Libraries Matter

  10. Libraries' usefulness for economically impacted Americans

    Eighty-one percent (81%) of economically impacted Americans have a library card compared to 68% for Americans who have not been impacted. Economically impacted Americans are 50% more likely to visit their library at least weekly (18% vs. 12%) and are near ...

    admin - 03/02/2012 - 10:10 - Libraries Matter