So, the library costs us some $2,000 a day.
Assuming that an average of one hundred books are taken out, that means then that every loan costs twenty dollars plus a few bucks for the wear and tear on the book itself.
Then add to that the interest on seven million at say 5% would earn in the bank, we can add another ten dollars for every loan.
Add it all up, and every loan costs us more than a brand new book.
Like I wrote earlier about the eye-watering seven million for construction, have we gone completely insane?
Something is terribly wrong here, that is a fact.
Walter Kuitert, Meaford
Editor’s Note: Perhaps worth noting that included in the library’s $810,000 operating budget for 2024 is a little over $150,000 to pay for the contract with the Owen Sound North Grey Public Library.