Thursday, February 21, 2008

They're right, some of the best things in life are free!

We visit our local library at least once a week, sometimes more. At any given time we have between 10-25 books checked out. In these days when things just keep getting more expensive, I get an almost giddy joy when walking out of the library with a bag full of books, DVD's, computer games and more, all for FREE!

As a home-schooling family, the library is our number one resource. Though our local branch is fairly small, they do have a decent sized children's section. Plus, our library is connected to a larger library system that allows us to get online and look up anything we desire within the span of several counties. In just a few days, faster than Netflix, we get a call from our librarian telling us that our selections are ready for pick-up at our local branch. Did I mention that it is FREE?

Our library system also carries Books Plus boxes. These are large totes filled with all sorts of wonderful supplies that go along with a theme. Yesterday we picked up our Legends, Myths and Tales box. My girls will sit for hours and pour through the contents. This latest tote contains:


Beneath the Earth

Mighty Mountains

Knights in Shining Armor

The Gold at the End of the Rainbow

Dancing with the Wind

Aesop's Fables

The Legend of Slappy Hooper

Coyote and the Fire Stick

Jack and the Beanstalk


The Emporer's New Clothes


Brer Rabbit

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow


Viking hat, sheild and sword

Wizard hat

Dragon puppet

Wooden castle puzzle

Harry Potter Uno game

Ravensberger Junior Labrynth game

All told, a true treasure box of wonderful resources. Delivered to our library for us to enjoy for two weeks, and the kicker? Free, baby! Woot!


Gretchen said...

I luuurve the library. Which reminds me, we need to go today!

Meg said...

I love my library, too. Nothing like living in a university town with a fully online library with no fees..I just love it!

Herbs~Art~Family~Love said...

Meeshi so fun catching up with ya'll this week. We laughed at Luna and her silly sleep, wake, bonk her head ont he cup then open those eyes wide and say mama! lol

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