Library Value Calculator

Individual Return on Investment Calculator

For every $1.00 in taxes you spend on the Denver Public Library, how much do you receive in return?



Please enter the number of times you use the following library services each month:

Your Use Library Services Value of Services
Value you receive monthly from your library: $
For every $1.00 in taxes you spend on your library, you receive
$ of value in return*

Where did these numbers come from?
Typical taxpayer contributions are determined from the library's 2006 local income per capita. For libraries in Colorado, this can be found at http://www.lrs.org/pub_stats.php. We borrowed value of library service figures from Maine State Library's Library Use Value Calculator. For more information, see their explanation.

*Your personal return on investment is based on your responses and the typical annual tax contribution for the Denver Public Library. You see a returned value of $ for every one dollar invested. Visit http://www.lrs.org/pub_stats.php to find Local Income per Capita for Colorado's public libraries.

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