Libraries are great, and I hope that if you're struggling financially, there's still a halfway-decent one somewhere within traveling distance. Otherwise, this entry is going to seem like a cruel tease. But many libraries today are offering broader and broader services. (Yes, it's no longer just a place to put boogers between the pages of books you don't like!) My personal library not only has books for borrowing, but video games and movies as well.
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And again, not all of these books have strangers' boogers in them.
Other libraries have taken to lending fishing poles, power tools and more. But it's not just about what you can get for free at a library; it's a whole adventure. There's the time to go to the library. There's the time looking around the library. If it's a book you're borrowing, maybe you want to read one there and take one for the road. And when you get home, there's the reading, watching, playing, using whatever it is that you've borrowed. All of that takes time. All of that is productive time, spent together with your kids, and none of it costs a thing.