My sister-in-law sent a link to a post describing 10 reasons to have a library card. I agree.
Libraries are my one of my favorite tax supported enterprises. I use my card frequently. While I think private markets would produce libraries in some form or fashion without tax dollars, as long as they’re here now you might as well use them. I’ve learned a lot from them.
I’ll expand Michelle’s list some.
From the DVDs you can choose from a wide array of entertainment, tv shows and self-help. So you can save on yoga, pilates and Zumba classes by checking out some of those DVDs. It’s a great way to get started if you’re not sure.
You can save on the the premium cable channels if your library carries the series they produce. Also, its easy to find good educational and entertainment videos for the little ones.
Don’t forget about periodicals — magazines and newspapers. I find it handy to access Consumer Reports and various buying guides of magazines when looking to buy big ticket items. Not a bad activity for a cold winter weekend afternoon if you want to get out of the house.
Story time, summer reading programs and kids shows — These are great for the young ones.
Book clubs — Great for the retirees or stay-at-homes in your life.
One thing is missing from the library. I may lobby them for a coffee counter. That would be nice.