2019 ROI Economic Impact


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Total Economic Benefit of SGPL to the Community = $9.5 MILLION

Cultural Integrity & Regional Identity Programs, services, and resources related to culture and the history of the area including diverse art exhibits, Pysanky Easter Eggs, Indigenous Listening Circles, and Canadian Heritage Doll Kits
Benefit = $205,000+

Social Inclusion Accessible collections and access to Internet including braille and large-print materials, Daisy Readers and CDs, Sensory Backpacks, Alberta library items, public computer worksations, and library-wide wireless connections 
Benefit = $889,000+

Cognitive & Literacy Development Circulation of children and youth collections and participation in children and youth programs including audio books, graphic novels, DVDs and CDs, storytime, book clubs, writing club, and special events
Benefit = $1,079,000+

Health & Wellness Health-related programming and resources including MADD/FASD and domestic violence awareness, Alberta Health Services workshops, bibliotherapy kits, and delivery of readers’ advisory, reference requests, and IT support
Benefit = $71,500+

Engaged Citizens & Safer Communities Library card membership, volunteers hours, and community events including operational volunteers, Board Trustees, Friends of the Library, makerspaces, and digital literacy activites
Benefit = $3,320,600+

Entertainment & Enjoyment Circulation of adult collections and participation in adult programs includinge E-Books, special equipment, fiction and non-fiction, periodicals, book clubs, writing club, and other events
Benefit = $3,706,800+

Economic Development Partnerships, collaborations, government grants, other grants, community and private donations, self-generated revenue, salaries, benefits, and training and development
Benefit = $265,600+

For every $1.00 municipally invested into Spruce Grove Public Library, there is a Social Return on Investment of $7.96