This Reader Says “Use Your Library – It’s Frugal Paradise!”
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Here at Hip2Save, we LOVE a good freebie and there is no better place to snag freebies than your local library! The benefits of the library are endless and can be utilized by everyone in the family. It’s easy to forget just how amazing the library actually is and all the resources they have to offer so I am so excited to share this week’s Happy Friday story from Leeann who is reminding all of us how beneficial it is to visit our local library. 🙌
Frugal paradise: Your local library. Most libraries have puzzles, toys, baking items (shaped pans, cookie cutters, molds, etc), Halloween costumes, board games, DVDs, CDs, and *so* much more available to their patrons. Your local library probably also belongs to a co-op, meaning you have access to tens or hundreds of thousands more resources.
I live in a rural town (3,000 people) and my library gives me access to over 200,000 audiobooks (for free). Many libraries participate in share programs, meaning if your library doesn’t have that book, they’ll find it at another library and send it to YOUR library – all for FREE. You have unlimited books, audiobooks, DVDs, and CDs all at the cost of a free library card.
I work at our public library and the number of resources available to you is heavily underutilized and your tax dollars pay for it. Most libraries also offer craft and game programs for kids, teens, and adults with free supplies and you keep the craft…again, free.
Use your library – we LOVE our patrons and we love getting information in your hands….and it’s all F R E E!!!! Even if you live in a tiny town like me, your library is A LOT bigger than you probably think!
Thank you, Leeann, for spreading the word on just how amazing libraries can be. I really enjoyed reading your story, so much so that I want to run right out to the library (I’ll wait until I get done with work of course 😉)!
I was reminded of all the wonderful free programs I have used over the years including one of my favorite memories of taking my daughter to their reading groups when she was around three years old. We had so much fun playing with the other kids and taking turns reading stories, her face lit up the entire time. 😍
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