Saw this on Web4Lib Listserv this morning…while people are using those mortgage calculators, years until retirement, and real age online calculators, they might as well use this one too! Thanks to Glenn Peterson for sharing.
Free Library Savings Calculator
(posting on behalf of Glenn Peterson)
EngagedPatrons.org now offers a Library Savings Calculator free to all public libraries. The simple web-based Calculator allows your patrons to discover how much money they save each month by using their library’s services.
Library staff can customize the Calculator with the services their ibrary offers — books, DVDs, meeting rooms, etc. Patrons note how many times they use each service during a typical month and the Calculator shows them how much they would have paid out-of-pocket to purchase those services. Libraries can choose to allow patrons to report back their totals to the library and include a comment (a great way to gather praise from your users!)
Developed originally in spreadsheet form by the Massachusetts Library Association, EngagedPatrons.org enables any library to add the Calculator to their existing website by simply copying and pasting a web link into their website — no programming required.