I love the library for all of the versatility it provides in my life, but the time that I am most excited about what the library offers is when I'm traveling.
I feel almost giddy as I walk into an airport bookstore, scanning the prices of the hardcovers and magazines knowing that tucked neatly inside my carry on is a book checked out from the library. Up the thrill factor when I realize I've also downloaded an audiobook to my iPod through Overdrive. I have my information and entertainment needs met for the duration of my flight and layover and I haven't spent a penny.
Just how much am I saving? Thanks to the Library Value Calculator now located on the Sno-Isle homepage, I can find out. With one hardcover, two paperbacks and a downloaded audiobook, my savings from my recent trip total $77!
Talk about value. But value doesn't always have to relate to cost. I value the enrichment I find in the materials I check out from the library ranging from non-fiction books to movies to music CDs. I value the social interaction and the variety of programs I can enjoy in my free time. And I value all the ways the library helps, enriches and empowers others in my community.
What do you value most about your library?