What is your library worth to YOU?

Did you check out a few books last month? Attend a program? Did you reserve a meeting room for your club? Maybe you just came in and read a magazine or two.

How much would you pay out-of-pocket for the services the library provides?

With this handy tool provided by the State Library and Archives of Florida , you can calculate the approximate value of the services you receive from the Manatee County Public Library System: Calculate the VALUE of your library use!



What is your library worth to the community and the economy?

The Return on Investment study shows that  Florida public libraries return to the community $10.18 of value for every dollar it spends. See Manatee County's Fact Sheet from the study below.