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The Library Can Be a Free Resource

Last post Sat, Sep 11 2010 7:50 PM by MarthaMFI. 3 replies.
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  • Sun, Sep 5 2010 7:52 AM

    • Brandy
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    The Library Can Be a Free Resource

    We all know that libraries can save us money by allowing us to borrow books instead of buying them. It's obvious that the library is supportive of education but did you know this includes homeschooling?

    If you haven't looked to see what your library branch offers, now might be a great time. I had not visited one in years. With the encouragement of many here, I decided to push myself to take a healthy walk to see what they might have to offer. I found that I had access to books on a variety of topics for study, homeschooling and other educational how to books, audio books for the children to enjoy some independent read alouds without me, educational movies, educational kits for math and reading and even some books from curriculum publishers. Am I caught without a printer or ink? I can even print out things we need at the library.

    If you are using the library, how is it helping you in meeting your child's educational needs?

     

     

    The Dollar Stretcher Community Manager



  • Sun, Sep 5 2010 4:36 PM In reply to

    • kb999999
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    Re: The Library Can Be a Free Resource

     Hi ... my dd uses free once-a-week storytime to have dgd interact and learn good behavior. Also, great time to pick new readers and a few books for herself. I still remember going to the library as a very small child with my mother and grands - the lady always let me check out a few extra books each time, believe the limit was three (very small, rural country library). 

  • Sun, Sep 5 2010 5:55 PM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: The Library Can Be a Free Resource

    kb999999:
    the lady always let me check out a few extra books each time, believe the limit was three (very small, rural country library).

     Limits may still be the case for some libraries.

    I remember when the limit was three as well. Thankfully, I don't have to worry about that now. I frequently have 30 to 50 items out.

    The Dollar Stretcher Community Manager



  • Sat, Sep 11 2010 7:50 PM In reply to

    • MarthaMFI
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    Re: The Library Can Be a Free Resource

    There are limits but not unreasonable ones at our library.    I love our library!  just put a bunch of dvds for the kids on hold. 

    Officially recognized Stretchpert in Hobbies and Crafts
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