418 Corbett Ave. W.
Ladysmith, WI 54848

M10 am - 6 pm
T10 am - 8 pm
W 10 am - 6 pm
Th10 am - 6 pm
F 10 am - 6 pm
Sat10 am - 3 pm
Sun   closed
Library Value Calculator
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We know you value the services and resources provided by your public library, but just how much are those services worth?

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

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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? -- Per capita expenditures were collected from Wisconsin's 2010 Public Library Statistics, compiled by the State Division for Libraries, Technology and Community Learning (DLTCL). The return on investment is calculated by dividing each library's annual per capita expenditure by 12 (the number of months) to get a monthly per capita expenditure. The formula then divides the total value received each month by the monthly per capita expenditure.

This calculator is an adaptation of projects by the Maine State Library and Library Research Service, a unit of the Colorado State Library and the Colorado Department of Education that is operated in partnership with the Library and Information Science (LIS) Program, Morgridge College of Education, University of Denver.


Mission Goals & Policies


  1. The mission of the Rusk County Community Library is to provide quality materials and services that fulfill educational, informational, cultural, and recreational needs of the entire community in an atmosphere that is friendly, respectful, and professional.
  2. The general library goals of the Rusk County Community Library shall be:
    1. To serve all residents of the community and the surrounding region.
    2. To acquire and make available to all residents of the above area such books, periodicals, media, and other services as will address their needs to:
      1. become well informed
      2. locate answers to important questions
      3. cultivate the imagination and creative expression
      4. develop skills for career and vocational advancement
      5. enjoy leisure by means of reading and other media services.
    3. To acquire the means to provide the most frequently requested material locally and upon demand.
    4. To maintain a program of service which locates information, guides reading, organizes and interprets material for people of various backgrounds, and stimulates thinking and intellectual development in individuals of any age.
    5. To strive consistently to discover new methods and improvements for better service for the library’s customers.
    6. To review regularly these goals of the Rusk County Community Library and, if necessary, revise them in the light of new developments.



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