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Remember you already buy books, CDs, DVDs each year - through your tax dollars - support your local library.

- Submitted by LIGHTNINGRUNNER 7/5/2010 in Saving Money | 10 Comments
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MELLYBEANS0919 4/17/2011 5:31:00 PM

    We use our library weekly. Save SO much money on dvds & books - when it is free!
SQUASH@34 11/12/2010 1:59:00 PM

    Excellent ... already knew this, but it is so easy to forget good sources of help.
REGENCY2 10/13/2010 12:37:00 PM

    So true! I use the internet to put my name on my library's waiting lists for popular books. I can manage what I read from home and pick up the book when they call me. I use to spend $100/month on books and magazines. Now I rarely buy books and read magazines at the library. If there is a picture I want, I use the color copier.
LJCANNON 8/10/2010 10:27:00 AM

    I LOVE using the Computer at the Library. PLUS, our Library offers a delivery and pick-up service for Homebound patrons.

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PANFRIEDTROUT 7/8/2010 6:41:00 PM

    This is an area that would really be helpful in our family; we already improved here in that instead of just buying a new book off the shelf at a retailer, we shop online for the best price & don't pay the speedy shipping or we buy used. However, we can do better & this is just the tip for that! With the skyrocketing costs & boxes of books stacked in the garage & 3 rooms of the house, this is a great alternative. emoticon
EGRAMMY 7/7/2010 11:21:00 PM

    Amen
RKP185 7/5/2010 8:30:00 PM

    single best idea for a family. take some time and find out all the local library has to offer. I belong to 3 and they all have different strngths. emoticon
BRADIA 7/5/2010 3:28:00 PM

    You definitely are right. My family has always practiced library visits and you save mone and space on bookshelves. We also share and make books purchased be read by a lot of people in the family.

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SASSYBEAN1 7/5/2010 1:11:00 PM

    It also saves a lot of space on bookshelves... once those are full, the only choice is to take to Half Price books (not a cost-wise option!) so - check them out and save money, time, and shelf-space!
PHDMAMA06 7/5/2010 10:27:00 AM

    Great secret! It is so easy to overlook the local library, but they are such a great resource!

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