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
Knights in Shining Armor
The Gold at the End of the Rainbow
Dancing with the Wind
The Legend of Slappy Hooper
Coyote and the Fire Stick
Jack and the Beanstalk
The Emporer's New Clothes
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Viking hat, sheild and sword
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!