Saturday, December 10, 2011

Building a Library Inexpensively

Reading is important but how do you build a library inexpensively? The more a child is surrounded by books, the more he or she will be encouraged to read. I know that we are in the age of electronics - books in digital formats may be good for older children and adults but you aren't going to give a child a love for reading this way. Personally, I prefer to hold a real book in my hands. 

There are many ways to pick up book inexpensively: 
- garage sales 
- thrift shops 
- used book sites on the internet: Alibris, Abe,, Barnes & Noble, Kregel 

Be sure your library includes a variety of books, not just fiction. Include some of the following:  

Classics: Dickens, Hawthorne, Defoe, Spyri, etc.  
Biographies: Presidents, Missionaries, historical figures, composers, artists  
Spiritual, Character building: find books that will help grow your child's character and spiritual life. These can be fiction or non-fiction. Check out Vision Forum and Lamplighter Ministries for some great sources  
Reference books: dictionary, commentaries, concordance, Bible dictionary, Thesaurus  

 “He that loves a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counselor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleasantly entertain himself, as in all weathers, as in all fortunes.” - Barrow

1 comment:

  1. nice post! thank you for sharing...happy holidays...blessings soraya


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