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Did you know?

Can you imagine?
Total MHLS member Library program attendance exceeded 250,000 people. If attendees had gone to a movie instead, it would have cost them nearly $2 million.
(based on the cost of a movie ticket, $8)

Can you picture this?
Over 3.65 million Library items were circulated to area residents. If those residents had purchased all those items it would have cost them over $73 million!
(based on an estimated cost of $20 per item)


The Basics:

Libraries at the State Level:

A Selection from the NYSL Division of Library Development's New York's Libraries: How They STACK UP!

Libraries at the National Level:

Learn more about demonstrating the Economic Impact of your library through the Return on Investment (ROI) section of the MHLS Administration & Management web page at


last updated: 1.08


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