Visit your local library. Unless you habitually return books late (which results in late fees) it’s free. If you haven’t been to your local library lately, take the time to make a trip. In addition to borrowing books at no cost, you can borrow DVDs and music.

Some libraries have events and crafts for kids, author discussions and other programs for adults. It’s a free and local resource. Take advantage of it, and see how much you can save on buying books, renting movies, and cutting back on other forms of entertainment because of the library.