Why the NY Public Library is awesome

29 01 2009


I’ve mentioned earlier on this blog that a great way to save money is by taking out books and DVDs from the library.  I’ve found that the New York Public Library has a great selection of books AND current DVD’s.  True, my branch (Kips Bay) is not necessarily the most impressive, but they still manage to have a good stock of DVD’s and you can order any book or DVD you want as long as it’s in another branch and the library will call you when it arrives to your branch.  I recently rented the Kingdom, Baby Mama and 21.  All good movies, and I got to keep them for four days fo free!   

To learn more about joining the NY Public Library, check out their website here.  If you’re unemployed, at least expose yourself to a little knowledge and culture while you have some free time!

ADDENDUM:  I feel that I should note that the Kips Bay branch of the NY library is excellent in spite of its small size, and what it lacks in selection, it makes up for in ease of getting books for you from other branches.  Thumbs up, Kips Bay.