What’s It Worth to You?
November 08, 2010
Over the past two or three years, all of us have become much more aware of the value of what we buy with our money. A few short years ago, people routinely stopped into a coffeehouse to get a morning cup while driving to work. Over the past few years, how many people have weighed the cost of a venti coffee at a fancy coffeehouse versus a large coffee at a local convenience store versus brewing your own coffee? In today’s world, a dollar means a lot. Ten dollars means even more.
Have you ever wondered what using the library might save you? Just think about it. A subscription to our local regional newspaper costs about $130. If you buy a "bestseller" a month, that can cost around $350 a year. If you had to buy everything you used from the library, what would it cost? We can help you figure that out.
Visit our library value calculator and find out how much the library is worth to you. If you’d like, we’d really be interested in hearing your story, your reactions, and what you think. My bet is that you’ll find that MCPL is a very good value.
Steven V. Potter
Director of Libraries