Have you ever considered what it would save you, if you used your local library?
Maybe you aren’t much of a reader, but do you read magazines?
I think in this “want it now, want it new” culture, we can easily forget about the resources that are FREE, sitting unused, while we pay for a place such as a library, yet never use it.
When was the last time you were at your local library? I often hear from people that at the library, they can’t find a good book. Well, maybe that is true, but do you find a book on a website that you want to buy? Have you called or asked your library to see if they could get it for you, for FREE? You may think “but I want to read the book again”. Lets be honest, how many times does that actually happen when buying a book? They usually just sit, unopened, collecting dust.
Instead of buying a brand new book that will just sit on your shelf, go to your local library. Many libraries offer the ability to look up a book on the internet (instead of physically having to go to the library). If they do not have it in stock, often they can “interloan” it from another library. Yes, you may have to wait a few days to a few weeks (depending on the book’s popularity), but it will save you money in the end! You would have to wait for a shipment anyways if you bought the book, right?
Plus, there is something peaceful about walking into a quiet library, filled with books, that offer a wealth of knowledge.
Take advantage of a place like the library – you’ll be surprised at how much you actually enjoy it in there!