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Library Value Calculator


Individual Return on Investment

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 2015 local income per capita. For libraries in Indiana, this can be found at

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 Jasper County Public Library. You see a returned value of $ for every one dollar invested.

Special thanks to the Library Research Service and Colorado Libraries for coding this form