South Carolina Public Libraries Help The Economy

The Reader’s Shop notes an Interesting Study from down in South Carolina, The School of Library and Information Science
University of South Carolina.

The purpose of the study reported here was to
determine economic benefit of public libraries for South Carolinians and to what extent
they feel the public library contributes to their overall economic wellbeing. The study estimates that for every $1 spent on the libraries, the state receives $4.48.