Everywhere I have ever been has a local library. I have to admit, I have not been in a while. We have started our weekly trips there again due to story time. Our closest branch is Braden River Library and every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., they have story time for the kids. With as shy as my son is, we are working up to attending this but are not quite there yet. Instead, we head in to the children’s section where they have little tables and we read books and play with puzzles. It is a great way to teach them about indoor and outdoor voices.
Our libraries also have sections with computers that you can use, there is a system to sign up for them and you get assigned a time and computer. They also have free WiFi available, that way you can bring your own laptop and get access to the internet while there. This is a nice thing to have for people who need to cut back on expenses at home but still need access to e-mail and other things.
Of course we always check out books to take home, I love checking out new cookbooks as well as other books, it is nice to get to really read though some of them before you buy them. What a lot of people do not think about though is that you can check out movies while there. Today we checked out Daddy Daycare. While they might not have the latest and greatest (sometimes they do get movies that are newer releases in), I still love checking out movies to watch. No rental fees and I know a lot of people that have had to let their cable go and this is a great way to still have something to watch. They also have CD’s available to check out. We will do this as well and my son loves listening to the music in the car.
This is a trip we will be doing weekly for something that is fun and yet frugal. Check out your local libraries for things to do, you might be surprised at what you will find there!