January 12, 2011

Library Love (4)

I noticed that when I talk about libraries with friends and family members, they often say, "I didn't know libraries offered that!" Library Love is a feature in which I share many different reasons for people to use and love their local library. Some things I mention may be obvious to those of you who routinely use your public library, but others may be new to you. Either way I hope that this feature inspires you to visit and support your local library! 

4. Read your favorite magazines for free. 

Magazines can be pretty expensive at the store. You can save some money by subscribing for a year or two, but did  you know that you can read many of them for free at your local library? 

Libraries generally have magazine collections for adults, teens, and children. Most libraries keep current magazine issues on display for patrons to read while in the library. This helps guarantee that the newest issues aren't checked out. Back issues can usually be checked out, and libraries may keep issues from the past year or even longer. (If you make friends with the librarians, they may even give you the old issues that they would normally recycle!)

Maybe you want to keep up with current events in Time, get decorating tips in Better Homes & Gardens,  find a recipe for tonight's dinner in Taste of Home, or discover the latest codes in Game Informer. Whatever your favorite magazine is, chances are your library subscribes to it, so why not save some money (and some trees!) by borrowing it? 

What magazine have you read at your library or checked out lately?


barmybex said...

We have magazines for adults, can be checked out or read in the library.
When the next issue comes in we keep the old ones for a month, then we sell them cheaply on our book sale.
They go out really well, we have things like Living, Marie Claire, Four Four Two, Money, Ancestry etc!!!

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