Here is a list of FREE things currently available from my Midwest small town library. I have wanted to do a post on all the free stuff that is available to you at your local library as I believe it is an underutilized community resource, especially for those of us living on a limited budget. Although I knew my small library had a lot to offer, doing research for this blog, I discovered even more resources……….so I encourage you to check out what your local library has to offer you!
Free rooms that you can reserve for studying or meetings (has computer, white board, and markers)
Charging stations for electronics
Links to two local newspapers through their website
Hoopla – movie, documentaries, TV shows, audiobooks, comic books and ebooks
Xbox & Wii games
Portable internet tablets that can checked out and used inside library
Cynoculars – can be checked out for home use
Portable recharger – can be checked out for home use
WiFi hotspot – to check out for home use
Monthly book club – adults
Monthly book club – homeschool grade school
Needle art group
Paws to read – kids read to therapy dogs to increase reading skills
Story time for babies
Story time for toddlers
Saturday crafternoons – drop in crafts for school aged kids
Weekly teen classes
OverDrive – audiobook and book downloads
My library rewards – receive points for checking out items and earn free food, classes and museum passes from the surrounding communities
RB digital – free e-magazines
Tumble book of the day – animated audio kids’ books
eSebco database – digital nonfiction childrens’ books
MyON books – digital childrens’ books
Genealogy room – Librarian to assist with your research needs
Childrens’ area – w/books, tables, computers and lego play area
Teen area – booths, tables, books, board games, coloring sheets
Community events information
Please take some time to see what your library has to offer you……..
~ wendi, under the pen name Charlie, is the author of The Frugal Seeds: 501 Ways to Save, Stretch or Make a Dollar.
Until next time….