- Shop garage sales. You can find book treasures for as little as 10 cents a book!
- Visit your local Thirft Store. There are usually buy one get one free days for books. This is a good place to look for books on tapes. We utilize our old tape player with audio children’s books. This is how my husband and I get ready for work in the morning. Instead of putting the tv on for our girls, they listen to books on tape (and read along with a book in hand.)
- Book swap. Host a book swap at your house. Invite your friends with kids to bring books to trade. It’s a good way to get new books into your home library. You might be done with board books but a friend who just had a baby could benefit from having sturdy books for their little one.
- Shop discount stores. Bookstores are closing down. It’s very sad but most of us are buying books off of Amazon. If you want to avoid shipping costs and you like the experience of previewing a book before purchasing it, here’s a solution. Check out stores like Marshall’s, Home Goods , Costco and TJ Maxx. They all carry discounted children’s books.
- Sign up for a literacy program like Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library (link: http://imaginationlibrary.com ) If your family is eligible (depending on where you live and the age of your children) you can receive one free book per child up to age five, each month. Both my girls are a part of the program and we get the best books each month! It is awesome!
Five Inexpensive Ways to Add to Your Family Book CollectionPublished March 19, 2013 Child Development 4 Comments
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