When the neighborhood branches – Busch, Burnette, and Miller – close next week, patrons will only have access to the Civic Center collection, which includes 55,672 books, 6,126 DVDs, 3,229 CDs, and 444 magazine titles. While that’s still quite a chunk of time reading and watching one by one – you’d spend 179.4 years doing it all – imagine how much more you’d have to choose from if the libraries reopen in August.
A few more numbers to crunch:
How many books do you borrow in a year? If it’s only one per week, using the library has saved you $1,200 per year.
638 gallons of milk:
25 tanks of gas:
39 nights out at the movies (2 tickets, 2 drinks, 1 popcorn.):
or 4 video game systems!
How much is the library worth to you? Do your own calculations by using our Value Calculator!