Each household in the 5 communities which directly support Northland spend $3.75 per month for Northland Public Library. In the past few years studies in Wisconsin, Florida, Colorado and Pennsylvania have demonstrated that for every dollar a community invests for library service, 4 dollars are returned to the community through:
· Library staff who buy groceries, visit dentists, repair cars, etc. in the community.
· Library purchase direct services such as plumbers and supplies.
· Libraries are anchor stores. Studies have shown that when folks go to the library, they spend about $20.00 at other places, just as part of the trip.
Supporting Northland Public Library is a smart investment.