Need to cut expenses and eliminate debt? Free library resources might be the answer. As National Library Lover’s month continues, let’s take a look at more of what this institution has to offer.
Unexpected Ways to Save Money with Library Resources
Be sure to ask a librarian or library staff member about any and all upcoming events and opportunities. Sign up for newsletters and notifications to stay in the loop.
Get free passes to museums and cultural attractions. Some libraries are really amazing and offer passes to museums, zoos, aquariums, etc. Scoring a few passes for free can save you bundles, especially if you are a family needing to get out of the house on a limited budget. Savings for one person to a museum is around $15. Choose a different attraction every month when you are getting rid of debt.
Have a date night at the library. Special events can easily translate into a unique and romantic affair. Movie screenings, silent auctions or other fundraising galas happen throughout the year. No one will ask questions about how much the evening costs if you are having fun together.
Take advantage of free music and movies. Most people have some sort of streaming subscription these days. Plus, renting movies here and there or buying new albums adds up. Trade in those purchases, and head to the library. You might be able to save $20-30 a month or more depending on how much you typically spend. Every dollar helps towards debt elimination.
Attend classes and other learning opportunities. Computer classes, job training, taxes, arts & crafts and so much more might be offered at your local library. These classes can be a great opportunity, especially if you are trying to switch careers. Extra training can go a long way on a resume.
Turning Library Resources & Savings Into Debt Elimination
Now that you have several ways to find savings at the library, it’s time to put that money to good use. Which method of debt elimination have you chosen: the Debt Avalanche or the Debt Snowball? Having a game plan is an essential part of the process.
Some months may have bigger savings than others by utilizing library resources based on what you need and what is offered. Keep the library in mind so you don’t miss anything!