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Item/Service Estimated Value Explanation
 Hardback Books Borrowed
 $25.00 Average cost of hardback fiction and nonfiction books
 Paperback Books Borrowed
 $10.00 Average cost of mass market paperbacks ($7) and trade paperbacks ($14)
 Children's Books Borrowed
$12.00  Average cost of children's books in hardback and paperback
 Audiobooks Borrowed or Downloaded
$50.00
 Average cost of audiobook purchased in CD or digital format

 eBooks Downloaded

 $7.00

 Average cost of an Amazon Kindle best-seller in 2011 [1]

 DVDs Borrowed  $4.00  Average cost of renting a DVD
 Magazines Borrowed  $5.00  Average cost of purchasing an individual magazine issue
 Interlibrary Loans Requested
 $20.00  Average cost of ordering a book from another library
 Newspapers Used in Library  $14.00  Average cost of a monthly subscription
 Meeting Room Use per Hour  $25.00  Average hourly cost of meeting room rentals
 Adult Programs and Classes Attended  $10.00  Average cost of attending a short class or workshop
 Children's Programs Attended  $6.00  Average cost of attending a short children's program
 Hours of Computer Use
 $5.00  Average hourly cost at an Internet cafe
 Research or Genealogy Questions Asked  $15.00  Estimated

 

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