Lebanon Public Library Expenditures Per Capita

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There are currently 240 public library systems in Indiana, serving populations ranging from 181 to 877,325. The library systems are usually created by cities or counties and have boards appointed by the government that created them.

Libraries in Indiana provide books, magazines, newspapers, and other reference material to library patrons on a short-term basis "to meet the education, information, and recreational interests and needs of the public." In addition, almost all libraries provide public computers and Internet access.

The Indiana Department of Local Government Finance has compiled Expenditures Per Capita data for Indiana public library systems since 2005. Listed next is a year-by-year breakdown of the Lebanon Public Library Expenditures Per Capita compared to the average and median for all Indiana public library systems. The median is the Expenditures Per Capita amount where half the public library systems spend more and half spend less.

Lebanon Public Library (LPL) Expenditures Per Capita

2013 LPL = Data Not Provided
2013 LPL Rank = ?
2013 Indiana Library Systems Average = $64.80 (LPL ?% higher)
2011 Indiana Library Systems Median = $57.16 (LPL ?% higher)

2012 LPL = $81.44
2012 LPL Rank = 59th Highest of 240 Indiana Library Systems
2012 Indiana Library Systems Average = $66.49 (LPL 22.5% higher)
2012 Indiana Library Systems Median = $59.01 (LPL 38.0% higher)

2011 LPL = $110.67
2011 LPL Rank = 37th Highest of 239 Indiana Library Systems
2011 Indiana Library Systems Average = $72.03 (LPL 53.6% higher)
2011 Indiana Library Systems Median = $62.82 (LPL 76.2% higher)

2010 LPL = $114.10
2010 Indiana Library Systems Average = $68.57 (LPL 66.4% higher)
2010 Indiana Library Systems Median = $57.88 (LPL 97.1% higher)

2009 LPL = $124.86 or $152.42
2009 Indiana Library Systems Average = $108.78 (LPL 14.8% or 40.1% higher)
2009 Indiana Library Systems Median = $78.41 (LPL 59.2% or 94.4% higher)

2008 LPL = Data Not Provided
2008 Indiana Library Systems Average = $83.97
2008 Indiana Library Systems Median = $69.31

2007 LPL = $156.23
2007 Indiana Library Systems Average = $110.12 (LPL 41.9% higher)
2007 Indiana Library Systems Median = $69.82 (LPL 123.8% higher)

2006 LPL = Data Not Provided
2006 Indiana Library Systems Average = $79.25
2006 Indiana Library Systems Median = $65.50

2005 LPL = $95.43
2005 Indiana Library Systems Average = $76.98 (LPL 24.0% higher)
2005 Indiana Library Systems Median = $64.40 (LPL 48.2% higher)

Sources Department of Local Government Finance Reports on Expenditures Per Capita:
May 1, 2014 at http://www.in.gov/dlgf/files/2013_Expenditure_Per_Capita_Report_(Published_2014).pdf 
May 1, 2013 at http://www.in.gov/dlgf/files/2012_Report_on_Expenditures_Per_Capita-Revised.pdf 
April 30, 2012 at http://www.in.gov/dlgf/files/Report_on_Expenditures_Per_Capita.pdf;
April 2011 at http://www.in.gov/dlgf/files/2011_-_Expenditure_per_Capita.pdf;
May 2010 at http://www.in.gov/dlgf/files/Report_on_Expenditure_per_Capita_2010.pdf;
May 2009 at http://www.in.gov/dlgf/files/2009_Report_Expenditures_Per_Capita.pdf;
May 2008 at http://www.in.gov/dlgf/files/ExpenditurePerCapitaReport-2007.pdf;
May 2007 at http://www.in.gov/dlgf/files/ExpenditurePerCapitaReport-2006.pdf;
May 2006 at http://www.in.gov/dlgf/files/ExpenditurePerCapitaReport-2005.pdf.

As measured by Expenditures Per Capita, our Lebanon Public Library has long been one of the least efficient public library systems in Indiana. The Lebanon library is one example of the overbuild-it-and-they-will-come approach favored by the Greater Lebanon Community Vision Committee to encourage developers to turn Lebanon into "Fishers West" with suburban sprawl, high taxes, and runaway utility costs. Concerned Lebanon citizens who favor orderly growth that pays for itself must let our elected "public servants" know they are headed in the wrong direction!

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This page was last updated on 08/26/14 .