Have you ever wondered how much all of the FREE resources that you use at the library would cost you, were you to go out and purchase them yourself? This handy calculator from ilovelibraries.org really puts the awesome savings that using the library has on your life in clear view. http://www.ilovelibraries.org/what-libraries-do/calculator
I did a quick calculation on my own library use for one month and my total was a staggering $672.00!! YIKES!! And that’s probably not as high as it could go, depending on what’s in my “to read queue.” 🙂
Having a library card opens up so many opportunities for you, the holder, and best of all, cards at most libraries are free to those living in the library’s service area!
Did you know:
58% of adults in the U.S. have public library cards.
Americans check out an average of more than eight books a year. They spend $35.81 a year for the public library – about the average cost of one hardcover book.
There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the U.S. – a total of 16,766 including branches.
Almost 89 percent of public library outlets now offer wireless Internet access.
Americans go to school, public and academic libraries more than three times more often than they go to the movies.
It just like Joe Cool says – “What’s cooler than being cool? Having a library card. Get yours today!”