No one likes paying taxes, especially when most of us have no clue how the money is being spent. So I just thought I’d give you a break down of the cost of library service.
For the Town of Parma per capita cost is about $31.33 year.
That $31.33 will get you as many books and DVDs as you want, not to mention internet access, programs and those accursed tax forms.
That’s a bargain if you put it in real world terms. A year’s subscription to Netflix for two DVDs a month would cost $180. One hard cover book and a mochachinno at B&N would cost you about $26.
Average cost around the county for libraries per person , $36.23. Fairport spends the most at $54.42. Hamlin the least $17.31
And please don’t say “we don’t need libraries, everything is on the internet”, because a lot of that information is suspect (Joe’s Free Medical Diagnosis.com) or will cost you extra(Consumer Reports online).
Even if you don’t use the library isn’t it worth it to know that your neighbors kids are and not riding their bikes across your newly weeded and seeded lawn?