Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Goodbye 2008, Happy New Year 2009
It's the last day of the year and everyone is looking to the New Year with Hope...
Hope for Peace...
Hope for Better Times...
With the unstable economy, we all hope for financial security as well.
Our library expenses budget for 2009 is once again $60,000 higher than what our expected income is projected to be (this includes funding from State, County and Local governments, plus estimated income from grants and donations).
If you think about it you will realize that the costs of running a library involve more than the cost of buying a book or DVD. There are bills for water, sewer, heating, air conditioning, electricity, building maintenance, taxes, and of course employees to pay.
Think about this also...
When you borrow just one hardcover book or movie DVD, you have saved yourself about $20 to $30.
When you borrow an unabridged book on CD you have saved $40 to $100.
When you borrow a complete season of a TV program on DVD, you have saved $60 to $120.
When you use a computer at the library for a job search or homework you have saved $1,000.
What is your library worth to you?
As we enter this new year, please consider contributing to your local library. Consider asking your employer to match your contribution!
A library will always give you a good return on your investment.
See you next year!