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  • How many of each item/service do you typically use?

Computer Instruction $60.00 $0
Children's Programs Attended $8.00 $0
Reference Questions Answered $15.00 $0
Adult Programs $12.00 $0
Hours of Computer Use $12.00 $0
Online Databases $5.00 $0
Online Language Learning $75.00 $0
Freegal Downloads $0.99 $0
Online Tutorials $75.00 $0
Logins for Ancestry Library $3.83 $0
Movies Borrowed $21.76 $0
Adult Books Borrowed $23.03 $0
Children's/Young Adult Books Borrowed $14.86 $0
Digital Books Downloaded $30.00 $0
Adult Audio Books Borrowed $40.09 $0
Children's/Young Adult Audio Books Borrowed $31.39 $0
Special Collections Books Used $32.03 $0
Perriodicals Used $30.45 $0
Reference Books Used $84.95 $0
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The values in the calculator were determined by the estimated cost of obtaining each of the items without the use of the library.

Computer Instruction
Cost for 1 hour class at leading companies.
Children's Programs Attended
Based on cost of local youth entertainment.
Reference Questions Answered
Cost of qualified research assistant per hour.
Adult Programs Attended
Based on cost local adult entertainment.
Hours of Computer Use
Sample hourly rate from leading company.
Online Databases
Estimated cost per individual access.
Online Language Learning
Cost for individual use.
Freegal Downloads
Average cost of Amazon download.
Online Tutorials
Cost for individual use.
Logins for Ancestry Library
Subscription cost per day.
Movies Borrowed
Average cost of DVD in PPL's DVD collection.
Adult Books Borrowed
Average cost of an Adult book in PPL's collection.
Children's/Young Adult Books Borrowed
Average cost of Youth books in PPL's collection.
Digital Books Downloaded
Average cost of Digital Branch Download.
Adult Audio Books Borrowed
Average cost of an Adult Audio book in PPL's collection.
Children's/Young Adult Audio Books Borrowed
Average cost of Youth Audio books in PPL's collection.
Special Collections Books Used
Average cost of books in Special Collections.
Perriodicals Used
Average cost of Perriodicals in PPL's collection.
Reference Books Used
Average cost of book in PPL's Reference collection.