Presentation on theme: "Floridas Public Libraries Build Strong Economies."— Presentation transcript:
Floridas Public Libraries Build Strong Economies
Floridas public libraries return $6.54 for every $1.00 invested
Direct results from investing in public libraries Job creation Increased wages Positive impact on gross regional product
One job is created for every $6,488 of public support (federal, state and local)
For every $1.00 of taxpayer support, income (wages) increases by $12.66
For every $1.00 of taxpayer support, gross regional product increases by $9.08
Income increases from public support of Florida public libraries
Glenda E. Hood, Secretary of State ….when governments invest in libraries, it enhances the quality of life in communities and helps build a diversified economy.
Libraries enhance the quality of life by Meeting work-related needs Saving Floridians time and money Providing resources for education and lifelong learning Satisfying personal needs
Libraries meet work-related needs Research Business Location Management Marketing Operations Legal Financial
Libraries enhance quality of life by saving time and money Library users indicated 57.6 million hours or $2.4 billion saved People use libraries for education and work-related purposes People also use libraries for personal interests
Education uses of public libraries by Florida adults
Libraries bridge the digital divide Adults made over 25 million remote connections to public libraries People use library computers to –Check e-mail –Use librarys catalog –View or download articles –Use online databases –Contact government agencies
Each year, 94 million people visit Floridas public libraries in person and remotely
Floridas public libraries return $6.54 for every $1.00 invested!
Jeb Bush, Governor Glenda E. Hood, Secretary of State Florida Department of State State Library and Archives of Florida This publication has been funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Florida Department of State, State Library and Archives of Florida.