Friday, March 25, 2011

Frugal Friday~

Frugal Tip of the week:  Use Libraries

“Thrift was never more necessary in the world's history than it is today.”
--Francis H. Sisson

I have a family of  book lovers.  We are avid readers, and have even TURNED OFF THE TV (gasp) to have reading nights.  Here is a pic of one of our bookcases, of which we have many.

The books are actually layered so that we can fit twice as many on one shelf.  Due to the cost of purchasing books and the necessary storage issues, we decided a few years back to make more use of our libraries.  Not only do we now have more choices for reading material, but IT'S FREE!!! (And they take them back, so I don't have to store them- whoo hoo!) 

Lo and behold, they also have music CDs,  magazines, and DVDs to check out!  I know!! Who knew??
Checking out movies saves us from having to rent them at the local Pump and Stuff for $3 a piece (that has to be returned the next day) so we save even more.  (Don't even get me started on late fees....UGH)

We've become library nerds- the librarians know us by name and we each have our own fabric library bags to carry our treasures home.

Home with our treasures! 
I am so thrilled that my kids love reading-  it's a habit that I hope they will enjoy for a lifetime.
“You don’t have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” - Ray Bradbury

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.  ~Charles W. Eliot

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them.  ~Mark Twain, attributed

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