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Stretch Your Paycheck in the Library

Recent economic news has caused us all to consider (worry) how we might get by with less. One sure way to stretch your paycheck is to take advantage of all the free stuff at your public library. Why buy when you can borrow? The library is a goldmine of books, magazines, movies, games, and more. And if we don’t have what you are looking for, just ask. The library can usually get it for you.

Here is a rundown of what you can get (save) by using your library:

  • Books – bestsellers like Stuart Wood’s Hot Mahogany or Stephanie Meyer’s The Host. Check them both out and save yourself $34.
  • MagazinesEbony, Hot Rod, Redbook, Sports Illustrated, Time, and 60 other titles. Check out your favorite three and save yourself $12.
  • Movies – current DVDs like Iron Man, Indiana Jones 4, and the HBO series John Adams. Check them all out and save yourself $76.
  • Games – board games like Scrabble, Twister, Candyland, and Monopoly. Check one out and save about $18.
  • As you can see, it is not hard to save $140 in just one typical visit to the public library. Why not bring the whole family? If each member in a family of four selected this typical number of books, magazines, movies, and games the total savings would be a whopping $560 !!! As Henry David Thoreau so aptly put it: “Libraries will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no libraries.”  


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