My favorite place this Winter has been our local library! I am amazed at everything that it has to offer from awesome books, dvds, video games, and not to mention all the awesome activities for the entire family!!! Here are a few money saving ways to utilize your local library while saving money on your budget!!!!!
Tip# 1: FREE BOOKS……..
Books are so expensive!!!! My family never buys new books,….it just not in our budget. (I will only purchase books at garage sales or used book sales). The library offers us all the books we could ever need! Our library offer us internet access to their log of books, so we can just type in the books that we are interested in to see if its available! My kids have an entire floor devoted to them at our library…they love it!!!! Best of all, the library allows us 3 weeks for the books that we take out!
Tip# 2: FREE ACTIVITIES…..MEANS MORE MONEY SAVED………
Check your local library for a list of activities that they offer each month. I love our library because they mail us a newsletter with available activities for the entire family. It’s amazing at what they offer: Frozen Sing-A-Long Time, Minecraft Hour, Easter Bunny Egg Hunt (since Easter is on it’s way), Buddy Time Reading, Mommy Coffee time & the list goes on! The best thing is that these activities are FREE…they only required you to register for the event!!!!!
Tip# 3: NEVER BUY DVDS OR VIDEO GAMES AGAIN……..
Imagine never having to buy another DVD or Video Game again???? That would be huge savings!!!! I used to spend lots of unnecessary money on DVD’s only to see that my kids would watch them once and then they would collect dust of go into my garage sale! Not anymore……we take out movies, kids shows, and even series shows at the library. Can you believe that our library carries The Walking Dead Series, Frozen and over 70 Wii games??? Amazing, isn’t it!!!!
Tip# 4: SAVE MONEY ON MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS……
Libraries carry an extensive variety of magazines, so you won’t have to waste your hard earned money anymore!!! Check with your local library to see what magazines that get on a regular basis. If they have yours, cancel your subscriptions and read theirs for FREE!!!!
Tip# 5: THE LIBARY WILL SAVE YOU MONEY, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY HELP WITH FAMILY TIME…..
Today, families are struggling with family time & doing activities together. The library is a place where you can spend quality time with one another!!!! I love seeing my son’s eyes light up when we take out his favorite book series: A to Z Mysteries or see my daughter play with other kids!!! Plus, its a time when me and my husband can talk to each other and catch-up on what’s going on in our lives!!!
So, be sure to check out your local library & take advantage of all the great things that it has to offer!!!!
(This post was written by Luellen, Savvy Coupon Shopper. I’m a mother of 2: Joey 7 & Samantha 4 and Wife to my husband, Anthony. I’m trying to live a savvy, yet fun and enjoyable life with my family. We strive to save money in anyway that we can, but we never sacrifice fun!!! My expertise is couponing and finding clever ways to cut corners on saving money. My husband is savvy on our budget as we live with only mortgage debt (no credit card balances, no car payments…nada…). With my husband being the sole provider for our family, we have found that living a savvy lifestyle can be difficult at times, but the end result is amazing!!! ) Thanks for reading!!!!!