Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Value of Your Library Use

Have you ever wondered if libraries are worth your tax dollars?

Do you actually get value from using your library?

Wonder no longer, as this snazzy library use calculator can tell you how much money you save by using your library:

Value of your library use calculator

And for those who aren't using your public, or any library; maybe you're like the CNET editor who wonders why he would go to a library to borrow a book, try entering the last few books you bought. You might be surprised at how much value your library can provide.


  1. I'm posting this to my Facebook page. Great post!! Save the librarys! Power to the libraries!

  2. Hi!
    I use my library lots. 99.9% of my books come from my library. If I do buy a book it usually comes from a flea market, rummage sale or used book store. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  3. I love my local library and support them by donating books or buying old books in their library discard store. I get some great stuff out of there--I totally agree we need to save our libraries for future generations. Books are also biodegradable forms of entertainment while technological contraptions are not always Earth friendly.
    However, the CNET editor makes enough money to pay for all his books. If he's not married or doesn't have children...he might spend all his money on food and a beautiful penthouse apartment filled with books. Some people don't like sharing.
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  4. My library has saved me stacks of money--and helped me find authors. I'm a bit timid when it comes to dropping money on hardcovers, when I'm not sold on the author.

    The library allows me to sample far and wide. The authors I like, I go out and buy. So. The library contributes to the care and feeding of readers and writers alike.

    Thanks for the post!

    v: voices from the past

  5. of course libraries are valuable!
    get rid of the senators, i vote for the libraries!
    happy v day =)

  6. Heck yeah, I get my moneys worth! The calculator said I save over $800 a year (I'm awesome, although I do wonder if I'm using more than my share since I don't pay near that in taxes). I could not afford to read if I didn't use the library. Plus added bonus I don't have to find storage for all the books, they store them for me.