Libraries save money and prevent cluttering of more purchased books when you're a book lover like me. They are also ecological as the books purchased by the library are for many people to read instead of just one. Now that must be saving millions of trees worldwide!
Because I have a book addiction and hoard them, I would like to stop buying them on a regular basis. Even though they are inexpensive quality second hand books which cost between 50 cents to $3, they clutter up my home and are unnecessary purchases. Therefor to cut back on the book buying means getting my family to the library on a regular basis, and that makes me very happy indeed.
Our libraries also have games, puzzles and a few toys to play onsite. Dolly loves all of these and thrives on the interaction with other children. It's a nice calming place for her to play in and relaxing for us.
These are the great books I got out last weekend: (A lot I know... but I couldn't resist). The ones in Purple are being returned today as they are finished.
|My Books - Dolly crafting on the side.|
- Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver.
- Green is Good, Smart Ways to Live Well and Help the Planet by Rebecca Blackburn.
- The Idiots Guide to Making Natural Soaps by Sally Trew and Zonella Gould (too hard at this stage of my life).
- The $21 challenge by Fiona Lippey and Jackie Gower from Simply Savings.
- Pumped 101 Ways to Beat Petrol Prices by Roz Hopkins.
- 1001 Easy Ways for Earth-Wise Living by Readers Digest.
- DVD - Hidden (French film)
- DVD - Come in Spinner (Australian series)
|Dolly's lot - including the book she wrote last year.|
- Sophies Misfortunes by Countess de Segur (A French classic translated into English)
- Living Sustainably - Smart Shopping by Andrew Einspruch.
- There Once Was a Puffin by Florence Page Jaques and Shari Halpern.
- The Sea Princess by Katie Chase.
- Numbers, written by my own Dolly in 2010 when she was 3 and in the library for all to borrow :-)
- DVD: Rupert and the mystery Isle.
The Rambling Expat:
Didn't borrow anything but he read magazines and newspapers whilst there.
Not all countries are fortunate to have public libraries for all to use. I realise I am fortunate to live in an area that offers such a service. Do you have access and use library services?