Rainy River Public Library

Thank you OLS-North for helping us develop the tools and resources we need to advocate for our library!

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Skills - Planning & evaluation, social return on investment project

Ontario Library Service-North helped our small library create a leading-edge method of telling our story – in numbers, words and pictures.

With five of our peers, OLS-North and NORDIK Consulting, we did our part to build the Social Return on Investment Toolkit. The Toolkit measures 21 different areas of the Library’s work and then puts a dollar value to that work. We learned the value of our small library’s services is over $1 million a year. That’s not a typo. That is the real, measurable outcome of the scarce resources that support us. With support from the Skills Team at OLS-North the Social Return on Investment Toolkit is now available for use by every library in Northern Ontario.

Thank you OLS-North for helping us develop the tools and resources we need. We have a new channel to broadcast our story and advocate for ourselves in the community!

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