In January of 2016 my wife and I moved into a home less than a mile from one of the MLS branches that we now frequent. I also help run a job readiness internship for young adults, and I had an opportunity to help place one of the program interns in a position at another branch in OKC just this past summer.
In addition to becoming a big fan of the library, I’ve long been a fan of the personal finance community. And I believe this could be a fun project over the course of the rest of 2018.
Estimated values below are based on a variety of outlets and vendors defined by the MLS, including but not limited to Amazon.com, iTunes, Netflix, Audible, and more.
Let’s dive into my library value calculator for November 2018:
Adult Books Borrowed – Qty 3 – Value of Use = $45.00
- The Mamba Mentality: How I Play by Kobe Bryant
- Your Money Or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence by Vicki Robin
- Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers by Anne Lamott
Movies Borrowed – Qty 6 – Value of Use = $24.00
- Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town!
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (animated)
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- Leave No Trace
- The Star
Magazines Borrowed – Qty 2 – Value of Use = $10.00
- Money Magazine (x2)
November 2018 Total Value of Use = $79.00
October 2018 Total Value of Use = $91.00
September 2018 Total Value of Use = $204.00
August 2018 Total Value of Use = $44.00
July 2018 Total Value of Use = $215.00
June 2018 Total Value of Use = $209.00
May 2018 Total Value of Use = $171.00
2018 Total Value of Use = $1,013.00
How much have you saved at the library this month? Feel free to share in the comments below. I’d also love to hear what item you checked out that was your favorite.
You can calculate your savings via the Metropolitan Library System’s Value Calculator.