Library Value Explanation

Library Service Value of Service Based On
Adult Books $15.50 Average of random selection of Amazon.ca books
Teen Books $13.50 Average of random selection of Amazon.ca books
Children's Books $11.00 Average of random selection of Amazon.ca books
Audiobooks $20.00 Average of random selection of Amazon.ca audiobooks
eBooks $10.00 Average of random selection of Kobo eBooks
Magazines $5.00 Average magazine price (at a newsstand)
Newspapers $3.00 Average newspaper price (at a newsstand)
Movies $4.00 DVD rental average
Music CDs $10.00 iTunes album download average
Meeting Room Use (per hour) $25.00 Estimated value
Adult Programs Attended $22.00 Average cost of theatre ticket / lecture fee / community college class, etc.
Teen Programs Attended $12.00 Average cost of entertainment events
Children's Programs Attended $7.00 Average cost of entertainment events
Computer Use (per hour) $7.50 Average internet cafe price
Online magazine / newspaper / journal articles (per month) $10.00 Approximate monthly cost for a personal subscription to a single online magazine or newspaper
Questions Answered / Research Help $12.50 Pay scales for freelance researchers and average time to answer reference questions

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