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"There is divine beauty in learning, just as there is human beauty in tolerance. To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed by generations of fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, teachers and disciples. I am the sum total of their experiences, their quests. And so are you."

—Elie(zer) Wiesel (b. 1928) Romanian-born writer, lecturer, survivor Nazi camps, Nobel

 

What is your library worth to you?

Individual Return on Investment Calculator

Please enter the number of times you use the following library services each month

Your Use Library Services Value of Services
 
Value you receive monthly from your library:
$____

For every $1.00 in taxes you invest in your library, you receive $_____ of value in return*

Where did these numbers come from?
Typical taxpayer contributions are determined from the library's 2008 local income per capita. For libraries in Colorado, this can be found at http://www.lrs.org/pub_stats.php. We borrowed value of library service figures from Maine State Library's Library Use Value Calculator. For more information, see their explanation.

*Your personal return on investment is based on your responses and the typical annual tax contribution for Wellington Public Library. You see a returned value of $____ for every one dollar invested. Visit http://www.lrs.org/pub_stats.php to find Local Income per Capita for Colorado's public libraries.

This calculator is a modification of the Maine State Library calculator, developed by the Library Research Service.