The Return on Investment (ROI) Calculator determines the value of library services in Volusia County Public Library based on per capita spending of local and state funding. For every tax dollar you pay, the library returns several to you in reading, research, programs and services. Here’s an opportunity to see your tax dollars at work.
* Tax is based on an average home value of 125,000 in Volusia County. Tax amount could be as high as 64.68 (no discount).
The calculator web page has been adapted from a spreadsheet originally provided by the Massachusetts Library Association and then adapted for the web by Chelmsford Public Library. Maine State library added extra accessibility coding and reformatting for ease of reading online.
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Volusia County Public Library has partnered with PBC Guru and Freading to create a virtual book club for patrons and the community.
The book for May 27 - July 29 is Nowhere Girl by Cheryl Diamond.
In this memoir that spans dozens of countries worldwide, a young girl and her family adopt one new identity after another and run from both the law and the secrets that will eventually catch up to all of them.
It is always available for download from Freading.
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