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
  • Puppets
  • Story Hour
  • Movie time

So, go to the library, enjoy, be entertained, and don’t spend any money.