The Trend: Strong Libraries = Strong Communities

Innovative local government leaders are reducing cost, enhancing services and driving significant community impact through their libraries. Check out the results that four communities have experienced.

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Escondido: Balancing Excellent Service & Fiscal Responsibility

The City of Escondido faced increased budget demands, but City officials were intent on maintaining high service standards. Read how City leaders are saving $400K/year ($4M over 10 years) while providing excellent service.

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How Modern Libraries Boost Local Economy

Public libraries are top contributors to economic and community health and yield huge returns on investment, presenting leaders with a tremendous opportunity. Explore four ways libraries boost local economy.

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Library Cost Evaluator

Use the dropdown menus below to select your library to see key indicators of library performance and cost.

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Community Impact

Do you know the magnitude of public library impact on communities? Do you know the most unexpected driver of community growth? Watch this 2-minute video.

Library Expertise & Success

Leveraging more than three decades of experience in library best practices and efficient service-oriented methods, LS&S delivers library excellence to better reach, engage and grow communities.

Interested in a Customized Library Performance Report to better understand your library’s impact, strengths and opportunities?