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.
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 October 14 - December 16 is The Woman in the Library by Sulari Gentill.
The ornate reading room at the Boston Public Library is quiet, until the tranquility is shattered by a woman's terrified scream. Security guards take charge immediately, instructing everyone inside to stay put until the threat is identified and contained. While they wait for the all-clear, four strangers sitting at the same table, pass the time in conversation and friendships are struck. Each has his or her own reasons for being in the reading room that morning—it just happens that one is a murderer.
It is always available for download from Freading.
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