According to a first-of-its-kind study released Wednesday, nine public libraries in Southwest Ohio (Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties) provide an economic benefit to the region that is nearly four times the amount invested in their operations.
This week’s OPLIN 4cast Podcast takes you to the Wednesday press conference announcing the study. The PDF and PowerPoint links listed below will open in new browser windows, so you can follow along as you listen to the press conference.
- 9Libraries.Info (website to promote the results of the study)
- Value for Money: Southwestern Ohio’s Return from Investment in Public Libraries (21-slide PowerPoint presentation by Levin, Driscoll & Fleeter with study highlights)
- Economic Benefits of Public Libraries (full 50-page report by Levin, Driscoll & Fleeter, in PDF format)