Friday, September 12, 2008

30 Things in 30 Days - #3 - Borrow instead of Buying

I wrote a bit about my love of the library in this post. Libraries are wonderful both in making knowledge accessible to all and in allowing people to save money and our environment by borrowing things they would normally buy. Libraries have books, magazines, DVDs and videos, and CDs. That covers reading, watching films and TV shows, and music. Nice! And most libraries I know, even our independent library in Banff, have the ability to order whatever you are looking for from another library if they don't have it.

There are also toy lending libraries in many towns, usually at a local community playgroup, where children can borrow toys rather than having to buy them. When it comes to large plastic toys like kitchens and work benches, this is definitely a great way to help the landfills.

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