Keeping yourself and the kids entertained without spending too much is a tough task these days. So, I went looking for ways to spend less and still have fun. Call me old school, but my search led me straight to the public library.
I was shocked to find so many entertaining (and free) things to do:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Download free audio books to your ipod or computer here
- Access to DVDs
- Access to books on CD
- Public Computers
- Free Zoo Atlanta Family Pass with valid library card. Some rules apply, find out more here: http://shrls.org/zoo-pass/
The library also offers fun for the kids - especially during the summer.
Kids can pick up a timesheet to keep up with how much they are reading. There are prizes (lots of free food) for reading 2 hours, 20 hours, and everything in between!
Our local libraries also host a summer full of workshops and special presentations for kids:
- Arts and crafts
- Talent shows
- Scavenger hunts
- Contests in writing and coloring
- Story Hour
So, go to the library, enjoy, be entertained, and don't spend any money!