Keeping yourself and the kids entertained without spending too much is a tough task these days. So, I went looking for ways to spend less and still have fun. Call me old school, but my search led me straight to the public library.
I was shocked to find so many entertaining (and free) things to do:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Download free audio books to your ipad, phone, or computer
- Access to DVDs
- Access to audiobooks
- Classes and resources (like sewing)
The library also offers fun for the kids – especially during the summer.
Most libraries offer a summer reading program, which usually includes prizes, plus lots of workshops and special presentation for kids – from preschool, all the way up to teens.
I was able to find the following offerings at our local libraries:
- Arts and crafts
- Talent shows
- Scavenger hunts
- Contests in writing and coloring
- Story Hour
- Movie time
So, go to the library, enjoy, be entertained, and don’t spend any money.