Every time a patron checks out something from the library, we give him or her a receipt.
On the very bottom of the receipt is a statement that updates the patron on how much has been saved in cash dollars by checking out free materials as opposed to buying the same materials at retail.
In 2013, we saved our patrons $1,912,262. That's pretty darn close to $2 million.
I'd say that's not an insignificant amount of money.
And that doesn't even come close to calculating the entertainment value of the books and DVDs and music our patrons enjoyed last year.