If you’re looking for frugal summer ideas to do with the kids, look no further. There are a variety of fun and free activities at your local library. The library is way more than just books. Explore the opportunities.
Fun and Free Activities At Your Local Library
During the summer and winter months, I am always on the lookout for frugal ideas and activities for my kids. The library is one of our favorite stops, especially on a really hot day or on a rainy day. Did you know that not only have a library pass can allow you to borrow tons of books and media, but also day passes to museums and more?
The library is way more than just books.
FREE DROP-IN PROGRAMS
Libraries prepare for when the kids are out of school. They allow for more drop-in programs and activities for the kids. This is a great time for fun and learning. The drop in programs are typically themed and the children leave with a craft.
Our library also run programs that will require registration because of popularity. For instance, Lego building night. The library provides Legos to build and they stay to be displayed at the library or you can bring your own to build and take home.
We like to check out movies for Friday Night Family Night. The selection is huge and ever-changing. I can tell you that my kids can easily find a new movie almost every week if we stopped in that often. Our library even has nights when the kids can show up in their PJ and watch a movie with their friends.
FREE MUSEUM PASSES
A Museum Pass is not a free ticket, but a special reusable pass that must be returned to the library. Each pass will differ on discount(s) provided i.e. FREE up to 6 people or 40% off each ticket. Whatever it maybe it is a great service to take advantage of.
The goal of these programs is to provide an opportunity to children and adults to experience history, culture and the arts through a visit to a museum.
FREE SUMMER READING PROGRAMS
Sign-ups are starting now for Summer Reading Programs. You children get an opportunity to continue learning and reading over the summer. Plus, they get to enjoy free prizes and a party for completing.
Most libraries offer an abundance of services. These offers allow your family, to go on mini adventures around your town all while savings cash. Every Thursday you will catch my family at the library gathering books, playing with puzzles, working on the computers and checking out a few videos.
The library is owned and shared by the residents of your town. Everyone has the opportunity to utilize these activities after all you own it (as quoted by our local librarian, while on a school tour).
FREE Winter Programs
In the wintertime, libraries understand that the cold weather affects their patronage. In fact, more families are seeking fun indoor activities. Most local libraries offer science, reading and drop in programs throughout the winter. Some even have a winter reading program.
Our library provides extra craft nights with stories, a visit from Santa and much more.
To find out more information about your local library offers or need to find your nearest library.
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