Local Libraries = incredible resources

April 2, 2008

According to the Harrison County Library system, 80% of library funding comes from local taxes. If we are paying for this resource, shouldn’t we be using it to the full extent?

Many local libraries offer more than children’s books and old history books. Today’s libraries offer many resources such as free internet use and  free workshops. Recently, I have dove into the well of my local libraries (I have 3 public libraries within 30 minutes drive, although I live in a rural area) to check out videos for my children. I was only required to pay a one time fee, and my children are getting to enjoy videos as frequently as they would from the video store for free.

Libraries not only offer videos, free internet and classes, but they also offer much more in some areas. One of my three gems offers a movie night once a month for adults, and all three have free programs for children.

Many libraries also have a section of ecomonics where you can check out books on how to save more money, as well as recipe books that can teach you how to cook on a dime. Make use of your local libraries and see what free treasures are awaiting you.


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