One of our librarians recently came across a library worth calculator on a Maine library’s web site. This calculator was designed to put a dollar amount on the goods and services that you take advantage of from your library. How it works is you are required to think about your yearly use of the library in terms of how many books, DVDs, music CDs, etc. that you borrow; how many programs you attend; how many hours you use our Internet computers or wireless access; etc. We were intrigued enough to look into adapting the calculator to our library, and with a little help from some friends we did just that. Follow this link to calculate what the Dover Public Library is worth to you on a yearly basis. My own use came to a whopping $4,190—what a geek, and I had co-workers that came in even higher--even geekier (my spell checker says this isn’t a word, but I think it is). With the price of books, magazines, DVDs, music CDs, audiobooks…it is no wonder that the dollar figure can climb so high. Follow this link to see what the DPL is worth to you and we would love to hear what you came up with.