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Irondequoit Library @IronLibrary
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Did you catch that op-ed at @Forbes over the weekend stating "Amazon Should Replace Local Libraries to Save Taxpayers Money"?

We very much disagree, and we've got the facts in this thread to prove it.
In 2016, Starbucks reported they had 12 million cardholders:…

In 2017, Pew Research reported that approximately 112 million adults had used a library card in the last year:…
According to , you can stream 4,894 titles on Netflix and 16,147 on Amazon. The total subscription cost is about $20 a month.

The Irondequoit Library offers free DVD and Blu-ray rentals, and our catalog currently includes around 16,000 titles.
As reported by Forbes, ebook sales dropped in 2017 while print sales rose.……
"Online searches" is not a feature unique to Amazon Books. In addition to their home library's catalog, library users can search more than 10,000 libraries worldwide using WorldCat:
An Amazon Prime subscription is $99 a year and requires additional purchases to receive books. Irondequoit homeowners pay under $30 in taxes to support the library and can borrow as many books as they'd like for free.
We're just librarians, not economists like the author of the essay, but we're pretty sure $30 < $99.
Wow. I do believe we've gone viral. 🔥🔥🔥

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