A woman in Mesa, Arizona, has saved more than $23,000 by borrowing books from her local library, reports 12 News Phoenix.
Brianna Eusebio and her son read books that they check out from Mesa Public Library before bed every night. And it’s paid off big.
"I like to check out a huge amount [of books], and then one to two, depending how long they are, will be read per night," Eusebio told 12 News.
Mesa Public Library notifies cardholders how much money they save by checking out books instead of buying them, and Eusebio has saved $23,349.45 since she got her library card five years ago.
"Anything that you borrow rather than buy adds up," Mesa Public Library Marketing and Communications Specialist Sara Lipich told 12 News.
Want to know how much YOU save at the library? I Love Libraries has a special Library Value Calculator that can help you determine your savings. Simply enter the number of books, audiobooks, DVDs, etc. that you’ve checked out from your library—along with any events and programs attended, museum passes borrowed, computers usage, music downloaded, and more—and the calculator can tell you how much you’ve saved. And if you’re new to the library or contemplating getting a library card, the calculator can help you determine future savings.
Give it a try!
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