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 January 5 - March 8 is The Radium Girls by Kate Moore.
Hundreds of girls toil amidst the glowing dust of the radium-dial factories. The glittering chemical covers their bodies from head to toe; they light up the night like industrious fireflies. With such a coveted job, these "shining girls" are the luckiest alive -- until they begin to fall mysteriously ill.
It is always available for download from Freading.
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