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Written by Susan James   
Wednesday, 14 January 2015 15:02

Vote for Sault Ste. Marie for a Newspaper Grant

Bayliss Public Library is one of five finalists for this year’s Michigan Digital Newspaper Grant administered through the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University. The $2,500 grant award will help improve access to a winning Michigan newspaper.

Bayliss Library, an affiliate of Superior District Library, is the only U.P. library to be selected.

If Bayliss Library wins, the funds will be used for scanning and placing online the Sault Ste. Marie newspapers from 1887 to about 1903. The newspapers are a valuable resource to historians, genealogists, and the general public, and the library’s microfilm is showing wear. 

The public is being asked to vote for the organization’s city of their choice to determine who receives the grant funding. “Our purpose in asking the public to determine the final outcome is so that, from five very good applications, the newspaper selected will serve the needs of the community that demonstrates the greatest interest in using the resource,” said Frank Boles Director, Clarke Historical Library.

You are encouraged to vote for Sault Ste. Marie via twitter using #DigSSMarie in posts from January 19-25. Each tweet equals one vote. (Your twitter account must be set to “public” in order for your hashtag to count as a vote.)

Voting can also be done by sending a Michigan picture postcard, equaling 100 votes, to the Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Michigan, 48859. The postcards must be received by January 30 at Clarke Historical Library. Make sure and put your name and “Vote for Sault Ste. Marie” on your card. One postcard per person please.

Postcards will be available at Bayliss Library for the public to pick up starting on Friday, January 16. Special thanks to Linda Bell at Das Gift Haus for donating Michigan postcards for this purpose. Das Gift Haus at 305 West Portage Avenue is another place where you may pick up a postcard for voting.

Bayliss Library, an affiliate of Superior District Library, is located at by 541 Library Drive in Sault Ste. Marie. Check the library’s website and Facebook page for updates. 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 15:26
Return on Investment PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Waskin   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 16:40

The average taxpayer in the Superior District Library pays around $80 per year to the library for unlimited services.  If you use just one of each of these materials and services per year, you have already more than doubled your Return on Investment.  A typical library patron will utilize approximately $737.19 worth of library services and materials per year.  This means for every $1 spent, the patron is receiving about $4.47 in return.  This is better than the interest rate at any bank or credit union around, which is why Benjamin Franklin is still correct 200 years later, when he said “an investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

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January/February 2015

 November/December 2014

September/Ocotber 2014

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May/June 2014

 March/April, 2014

 January/February, 2014

 November/December 2013

 Sept-Oct 2013

 July/August 2013

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"Bang for Your Buck" - What's that Library Card Really Worth? PDF Print E-mail
Written by Lisa Waskin   
Wednesday, 07 January 2015 16:32

Knowledge is a valuable commodity, especially since we live in the Information Era.  Access to information is one of the most powerful economic development resources we have.  Nationwide studies have shown that public libraries provide a great Return on Investment – typically four times as much is received than is expended by the average library patron.  

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