Library Value Calculator

You know that satisfied feeling you get when you score a really good deal on something?  You can get that feeling every time you use a resource from the public library!  Every book, movie, CD, magazine, newspaper or video game you check out or download from us is one less thing you have to buy yourself. Following the lead of many other public library systems, WPL has come up with an easy way for you to calculate the estimated amount that you save by using our resources and services!  Click on the Library Value Calculator located on our website, and fill in the average amount of materials that you or your family use in each category in an average month to calculate your estimated savings!  The values we’ve used are estimates and of course nobody really knows exactly how many things they check out instead of purchasing each month. Still, it gives you a ballpark sense of just how much money you can save!  We’ll be announcing a fun contest involving both the Library Value Calculator and Twitter in the next few days so stay tuned…

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4 Responses to "Library Value Calculator"

  1. adult books $100.00 per month $1200.00 per year
    young adult books$ 24.00 per month. $24.00 per year
    young child’s book $22.00 one month
    e-book $ 24.00 one month tried out
    news paper $30.00 per month $360 per year
    dvd $30.00 month $360.00per year
    cds $20.00 month $240.00 per year
    adult program $20.00 per month
    youth program $8.00 per month
    children programs $6.50 per month
    computer used 75600.00 per month job research, email. Facebook. twitter.
    reference question $200.00 per month $720.00 per year

    • Windsor Public Library says:

      To participate in the contest, please Tweet your savings with the hashtag #SavingWithWPL for a chance to win a $75 gift card!

  2. Windsor Public Library says:

    Thanks for your interest in our library calculator contest, Mabel. Unfortunately, this particular contest is limited to twitter users. We’re trying to keep things simple since trying to keep track of entries from multiple social media sites is a bit more logistically complicated than our social media team is ready to handle at this time. What we’ve been doing all year is hosting different contest across various social media platforms. We’ve already held contests on Facebook and Goodreads earlier in the year. No worries if you missed those, however, because we’ll be hosting a big multi-platform contest in early November that you can enter through Facebook, twitter or Pinterest! Well be posting the exciting details sometime in October. In the meantime, if you still want to enter the twitter contest you might want to ask someone you know with a twitter account to make the tweet on your behalf. Just keep in mind that each twitter account can only have one entry so whoever does it for you won’t be able to enter themselves. Better yet, if you’d like help setting up a twitter account let us know! Give us a call at 519-255-6770 x.4411 and we can set up an appointment for you to come and sit down with one of our friendly librarians. You could always just join up for the duration of the contest and cancel your account afterwards. Who knows, you may even want to keep tweeting!

  3. Mabel Desrosiers says:

    I’d like to enter the library calculator contest, but don’t have a twitter account. Is there another form of social media or method I could enter?

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