April 3rd thru 9th, 2022, is National Library Week. National Library Workers Day is April 5, 2022. And National Librarian day is April 16, 2022. (My post from the holiday, Gift Ideas for Librarians, might provide you with some ideas to say thank you to the librarians you know!)
In honor of all the book-loving happening during National Library Week, I wanted to bring you 8 Ways the Library Can Save You Money.
WE LOVE THE LIBRARY! Do you love the library? If you don’t, let me give you some reasons why you should! Using the library is a great way to save money!
8 Ways the Library Can Save You Money
1. It’s a bookstore you don’t have to pay for.
If you enjoy reading, use your library! Save money by not buying books!
2. Read your favorite magazines at the library.
Don’t spend your money on magazine subscriptions or buying them at the newsstand! Your library likely has your favorite magazine that you can check out. Bonus – you don’t have a magazine taking up space when you’re done with it. You get to return it!
3. Borrow a movie for FREE!
Our library has a great selection of DVDs – all available to borrow for a week for FREE! That’s better than the Redbox!
4. Free Music too!
You can check out CDs from the library also!
5. Audiobooks and eBooks
In addition to physical books to read, having a library card gives you access to ebooks and audiobooks you can download to your device and take with you!
6. Free Wi-Fi
This is pretty standard in most libraries now.
7. Free Classes
Our libraries host a variety of free classes ranging from educational to helpful to fun – for both adults and kids! We’ve been to instructional classes on gardening and genealogy to crafty classes where we paint or shape clay and G has even enjoyed science lessons at the library over the years!
8. Special Events
Participate in the special events at your library! Ours has summer reading programs with weekly activities and shows for the kids. Once, they had a spring read-a-thon where every book your read got you an entry into a drawing. Each department (children/teen/adult) had a separate drawing and my son won in the children’s! He got a $25 Books-a-Million gift card!
How does your library save you money or make your life a little better?
If you know someone that really loves books (even if it’s you!) here are some gift ideas (or treat yourself!)
Library Book Necklace – just $4.99
Or here is a square version of the book necklace.
So many books So little time Round Pendant Necklace with 26″ Rolo Chain – $7.98 & free shipping with Prime or $35 purchase
The charm on this one says “A book is a dream that you hold in your hands.” and it’s $3.96 + free shipping.
If you’re a book lover that likes to loan out books to friends and family but you’re afraid of not getting them back, here are a couple things that might help!
Knock Knock Personal Library Kit – $10.47
- For a bibliophile, there’s no greater pleasure than sharing beloved books, but no crueler pain than losing them for good-until the Personal Library Kit
- Revive old-fashioned library circulation techniques for fun and book retention with our classic bestseller
- The perfect gift for the generous reader
Antiquarian Bookplates: 55 Bookplates to Personalize Your Library – $9.48
Personalize your library with this sophisticated set of bookplates. Each features a beloved literary quote and a charming illustration that makes each book in your collection even more special.
Never again will you be in search of the perfect present for your book-loving friend – you can now give a whole set of bookplates with quotes from the likes of Jane Austen, Johnathan Swift, and Samuel Johnson. In the style of antique books, these 55 labels are classic and sophisticated and will appeal to a wide range of tastes and genres.
This shirt is so funny! This Book Lovers T-Shirt is $13.99 on Amazon.