National Library week is here. It’s time to dig out that library card. The library is full of amazing free resources. Music, DVD’s, books and more are all at your disposal. Rather than spending money and creating consumer debt, save money by taking advantage of your local library.
Avoiding Consumer Debt & National Library Week
Today, streaming and binge watching shows are the norms, and the library has you covered. Plus, there are plenty of entertaining media options now available at libraries.
Save Money on Music. Go to the Library
The library is an excellent source for music. Most libraries have an extensive music collection for you to borrow from. However, if they don’t have what you’re looking for, you can request them from other libraries in the same network. This is a good way to get access to hard-to-find albums and check out new artists without going into any credit card debt to find new tunes.
Borrow Movies & TV Shows
The library is full of movies, ranging from new releases to foreign cinema to black & white classics. You can even stream movies, television shows, music and audiobooks from some libraries. Many libraries host topical movie screenings for free. Rather than spending $30 at the movies, use that money to reduce any consumer debt.
Attend Free Library Events & Activities Beyond National Library Week
Libraries offer author readings, writing workshops and other types of educational exhibits. There may even be a financial workshop covering ways to budget or how to eliminate credit card debt!
Finally, other benefits include activities that aren’t even at the library; local libraries often have free passes to other attractions, like aquariums and museums. Though these are limited and often require planning ahead, you can get free admission that would otherwise cost upwards of $20 per ticket. This is a great option if you are working on eliminating credit card debt.
Check out your local library during National Library week for special events and other offerings. Taking advantage of this worthwhile community resource is a great way to reduce your consumer debt.