Using the Library Makes Cents! Ten Top Ways to Pinch Pennies Painlessly Using the Library
Believe it or not—I saved myself $821.00 this month! Did I scrimp, save, and agonize over every dime I spent? No! I took advantage of all the free goodies the Parkville Branch has to offer! Lucky for me, I have a library card. There is no way I could pay for all of the books I borrowed, movies I watched, CDs I listened to, newspapers I read, programs I attended, and genealogy software I used.
Listed below are the top ten ways I saved money by using the library.
Did you get the opportunity to watch Ken Burns' Civil War Documentary on PBS? If not, MCPL has the DVD available for check-out. I’m not much into war, but my interest was piqued after watching this documentary.
There are some things that will always be classic: apple pie and ice cream, a good book on a rainy day, and cartoons from the day when ‘Saturday Morning’ meant something. In these days of the internet, on demand programing, and two hundred stations in your cable bundle, it’s hard to believe that there was ever a time when the main local networks devoted Saturday mornings solely to cartoons. I don’t know when things fell apart for Saturdays – maybe it was Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, I couldn’t tell you exactly. I just have my suspects.
Usually, the hype of the new television season is all about the new shows. Well this year, it just might be about the old shows. There is no doubt that the 2011-2012 TV season shall be interesting and entertaining. Whether an actor or actress is starring in a new show or your old favorite is returning, you may find television on DVD a fun and free option to just veg and hang out. Look no further than MCPL for your favorites.
If you frequent the DVD shelves, you may have noticed that some of our newer titles have "RENTAL" written on the artwork and on the DVD itself. You may think to yourself, "Rental, don’t we check-out at the library?" And the answer is YES!