How much would you pay out-of-pocket for your library services?


Libraries throughout the state of New Hampshire offer a variety of entertainment and educational materials to taxpayers at a very economical rate.

The average Plaistow household contributes about $16 in taxes per month to fund the library and all the services we provide.

But how much would you need to pay out-of-pocket if you purchased your books, movies and other library services in stores?

Use our calculator to find out!

  • Enter in the left hand column the number of times PER MONTH you and your family use each service.
  • The estimated retail value of each service will be calculated on the right.
  • The total value of their library use is shown at the bottom of the worksheet.
  • Tip: Tab between entries and do not use commas.



Monthly Uses

Library Services

Value of Services

The total value for the services you listed above is $.
Your Personal ROI: For every $1.00 in taxes you spend on your library, you receive $ of value in return.