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.


  • Reply Not Just A Mummy 12th February 2012 at 2:47 pm

    wow what a bargain! ive had a few kids books for 20p from our library but generally they sell the sort of really old novels i wouldnt read, we are quite a small town with a small library though

    • Reply CoffeeCurls 12th February 2012 at 3:47 pm

      Mine is a very small town too, I think that’s why there were so many bargains to be had.

      • Reply Not Just A Mummy 12th February 2012 at 4:19 pm

        well this has promted me to go to the library this week! just hope i can make time to read! busy busy busy!

  • Reply Becky 12th February 2012 at 7:07 pm

    we borrow books all the time – hard to feed our book addictions other wise!

    • Reply CoffeeCurls 12th February 2012 at 7:10 pm

      same here, I ask for books for Birthday/Christmas etc but other than that try to discipline myself to use the library otherwise all spare money goes on books!

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