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The MCPL Blog: Articles by Beth Sillars

Celebrating Library’s Effort to Stretch Tax Dollars

April 15, 2009

A 2008 report produced by NorthStar Economics, Inc. showed that Wisconsin public libraries contribute more than $4 for every dollar taxpayers invest. One of the ways in which libraries are able to economize and share resources is through membership in a regional library system. MCPL belongs to Wisconsin Valley Library Service (WVLS), a federation of libraries in Clark, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, and Taylor Counties.  WVLS services include: Ensuring that area residents have access to all public libraries within the system area. In 2008, residents made 1,579,958 visits to WVLS public libraries and checked out 2,514,202 items.    ...

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