For an exciting and relaxing way to spend your weekend, check out your local library. Relax with a novel, read the paper, or surf the net. Try out some different music, grab a movie, or even learn a new language. The local library has so much on offer, and best of all, it's free.
There are usually an enormous range of books from history, travel and sport to cooking. You can learn pilates, or yoga on dvd, or watch a new release without paying $7 at video ezy. There are also magazines, newspapers and great books for kids or youth. Many local libraries also offer free wireless internet access and computers. There are also music scores, and printing and photocopying facilities.
In my experience staff are always friendly and visiting the library is such a pleasant experience I return often. VIsiting the library is a great outing for kids, and a good way to encourage reading. It's also a great place for study or a quiet escape from the busyness of the working week.
Local libraries require you to live in the area, and you need to apply for a library card if you do not already have one. Check the internet for your local library and apply for a library card once there. Or you can try visiting the city of Sydney library at Customs House 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay, or the State library on Macquarie Street.
With so many great resources, books, music and movies, there is no need to visit the bookstore, the music, or video shop ever again. Get it all in one place for free.
This is a great idea for an article! I never would've thought about visiting a library until we moved house to be a 30-second walk from our local library. So now I can continue nurturing my lifelong reading addiction without forking out to buy books new!
By Tim Falk - senior reviewer Monday, 23rd of May @ 05:27 am
My local library is my 'escape' when things get a little 'tetchy' at home! Great place to clear the air (and cobwebs). Always seem to come home with a CD, book, magazine, DVD after reading the daily newspapers.
I took my two grandson to 'Story Time' session before they started their schooling. Both have become avid readers. Librarians are most helpful with whatever your looking for or can source material from other Libraries (for a small fee) for you. The NSW State Library has just added a Children's section. Happy reading and reposing!
By Gloria - reader Wednesday, 3rd of April @ 06:57 pm