Library Cards: Here Are 8 Reasons Why Your Family Needs One Now! by Alice V

3 years ago
Library Cards: Here Are 8 Reasons Why Your Family Needs One Now!

The last time I had a library card was before a desktop computer and the internet was as common as bread in a household. Since then, a lot has changed and I recently found myself in a nostalgic state of mind when I obtained a new library card for my kids. So why would you want a library card in the day of instant media access and information?

  • It saves you money because borrowing books from a library is free!
  • It gives you access to a wide range of books and topics to choose from.
  • If you don't like something you borrowed, you can return it!
  • Grab a book for yourself, your kids and your spouse!
  • Some libraries have story time for toddlers and play centers inside the library!
  • You can also borrow movies, magazines and audio books.
  • You can join a book club that meets at the library and mingle with some new friends.
  • Some libraries have teen centers and special events.

If this list wasn't enough to motivate you to get a library card, then I don't know what will. So much has changed over time. Do I think it's worth it? Oh yes, and I can't wait to take my kids back again!

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Donna John
When I watched my grandson once a week before he started school, we went to the library almost every time. He loved it. I still check out books (and now audio books) at the library. Everyone should have a library card! Alice V
Cynthia Miller
I had not thought about a book club at library - I love that suggestion. A good friend once told me, when my kids arrived: “The library is your friend.” Yes!!
Lisa Mariscal
I love getting CDs from the library! And language books w audio!!!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Totally agree. Love the library! Thanks for the tip, Alice V .
Jessica Acree
We love our local library! So many cool programs and fun extras in addition to the books!

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