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Inflation Adjustment
  • CPI: adjusts for changes in the cost of goods and services purchased by consumers
  • IPD: adjusts for changes in the cost of goods and services purchased by governments
  • Economic Growth: adjusts for changes in the size of the state economy (measured in terms of total personal income)
  • None: does not capture changes in the value of a dollar over time.

Libraries

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Funding History
Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY21 SWM$32,616,663$32,616,663
FY20$30,818,461$30,490,228
FY19$27,957,605$27,228,889
FY18$26,674,921$25,451,565
FY17$26,968,388$25,167,085
FY16$27,642,262$25,324,998
FY15$27,822,798$25,322,939
FY14$24,611,704$22,241,219
FY13$24,514,291$21,813,776
FY12$24,524,299$21,460,977
FY11$25,244,537$21,460,977
FY10$29,607,283$24,680,256
FY09$40,776,463$33,659,447
FY08$40,358,005$32,853,912
FY07$40,354,686$31,676,112
FY06$38,636,834$29,559,475
FY05$36,760,908$27,100,525
FY04$35,629,852$25,500,525
FY03$37,034,823$25,934,017
FY02$49,335,533$33,803,037
FY01$51,426,350$34,622,515
  • See Changes in Funding
Between and
Funding for Libraries
23.6%

comparisons adjusted for inflation (CPI)

Adjusted for inflation (CPI) NOT adjusted
FY21 SWM$32,616,663$32,616,663
FY21 HWM$31,866,995$31,866,995
FY21 Gov$30,822,768$30,822,768
FY20$30,818,461$30,490,228

funding levels adjusted for inflation (CPI)

  • Active Line Items
  • All Line Items
FY20FY21 GovFY21 SWM
Board of Library Commissioners$1,336,363$1,555,909$1,579,876
Regional Libraries Local Aid$11,639,972$11,631,160$11,516,000
Talking Book Program Worcester$473,257$468,217$468,217
Talking Book Program Watertown$2,694,498$2,665,800$2,665,800
Public Libraries Local Aid$10,167,369$10,000,092$12,000,000
Library Technology and Automated Resource - Sharing Networks$4,304,849$4,301,590$4,386,770
Center for the Book$202,153$200,000$0
FY20FY21 GovFY21 SWM
Holbrook Handicap Access$0$0$0
Board of Library Commissioners$1,336,363$1,555,909$1,579,876
Regional Libraries Local Aid$11,639,972$11,631,160$11,516,000
Talking Book Program Worcester$473,257$468,217$468,217
Boston Public Library$0$0$0
Talking Book Program Watertown$2,694,498$2,665,800$2,665,800
Public Libraries Local Aid$10,167,369$10,000,092$12,000,000
Library Technology and Automated Resource - Sharing Networks$4,304,849$4,301,590$4,386,770
Public Library Matching Incentive Grant$0$0$0
Center for the Book$202,153$200,000$0