Reminder About Your Public Library
Your local library isn’t just for taking out books anymore. Well, it is of course. But it offers so much more for thrifty parents, especially during the summer (and not just as a place to stop in for free air conditioning but that is always a bonus!)
Google library, kids, and your city’s name. There probably is a whole sub-site just for kids. If you live in Oakland click here and choose your local library location.
An example of programs going on at my local branch is free lunches for needy youth, visits by a reptile guy with a bunch of critters, Lego building marathons, summer reading programs, extra storytimes, balloon-wielding clowns and so much more. There is so much summer fun free awesomeness; Ben Franklin had no idea his legacy of public libraries would go this route!