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October 28th, 2017 at 08:29 am

I'm lucky to live near the library, so I don't usually buy books for pleasure reading. Out of curiosity, I added up the amazon paperback price for the library books I've read this year- $233.50.

6 Responses to “Library savings”

  1. snafu Says:

    Great that you have a library near by, I too am a fan. For those that don't, I hope they know it's merely a few computer clicks to download books and even magazines or interest like Kiplinger's or Money . When they are due to be returned, they automatically, electronically, return. No late fees or rush trips to the library.

  2. greenleaf Says:

    Definitely, Snafu! I borrow a lot of books electronically for that reason, but my local library system has a limited number of digital titles, so I do still supplement with regular books. Must admit I have a problem remembering due dates, and I've spent about $18 in late fees this year, but I honestly don't mind knowing that the money goes to support library services.

  3. Amber Says:

    Wow, $233 saved on books by utilizing a public service, love it. I live very close as well, and I tend to borrow my books. Never thought to calculate what I'm saving, love it.

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    That's pretty cool and great that you acknowledge what a service libraries can be to those who use them. I have worked in libraries over 20 years now. You should know that even if your library does not have a book you want, they can get it for you. Just ask about interlibrary loan.

  5. rob62521 Says:

    Great deal on saving that much by using the library. Between the husband and I, we must save thousands from all the stuff we check out at the library.

  6. snafu Says:

    Library users might find it helpful to note due date on their phone's calendar using a two day, advance repeat. Does your library use the Occam’s Reader: Interlibrary E-book Loans process? If not, you can suggest they explore this service. ebooks are so portable and client friendly.

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