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Support Your Local Library – Book Sale

Posted on 12th February 2012 in Library/ reading challenge

Somewhat fortuitously we wandered into our local library yesterday to join and they were having a book sale.

We got 7 adult books, 1 reference book (for photoshop), 1 massive David Attenborough wildlife book, 3 childrens’ books and 2 maps – for the grand total of £8.80!

What an absolute bargain, big smiles all round. They had loads of different books for sale, popular authors and genres as well as CDs, audio books (including Harry Potter) and lots of reference books.

If you aren’t a member of your local library please head down there and sign up, it only takes a few minutes and you will then be able to use your card in any library in your County. It gives you one free hour of internet usage per day (you may need to book it if yours is a particularly busy library), you can order and reserve books online, you can hire CDs and DVDs and much more.

Half-term is a great time to introduce your children to the library. Most libraries offer activities for children during the school holidays, getting them into the reading habit now will mean that they’ll be all geared up for the big reading challenge in the summer holidays.

Your library also offers toddler activities did you know that? Including a special group just for dads!

They are a wonderful resource, yet if we don’t use our libraries we will lose them.

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