Have you seen the new Value of Library Services page on the library website? You can enter the number of books, DVDs, etc. you’ve checked out and learn how much money you saved by borrowing items instead of purchasing them. In the 2 1/2 years I’ve had my library card, I’ve borrowed 546 items from the library. Based on the mix of books, movies, and music I’ve borrowed, I saved more than $10,000 by using my library card.
If you’d like to know how many items you’ve checked out over the lifetime of your library card, send an email to me at wkgnref [at] waukeganpl [dot] info with your name and library barcode. Happy saving!