I have never really been a big lover of books--until recently. I made a list of life goals I'd like to accomplish before I turn 30. One of those goals is to read more and develop an appreciation for reading. My one-year-old son loves when I read to him. I decided I wanted to be an example for him to follow.

I've got a few books in my cue right now. I'm almost done reading 'Girl, Wash Your Face' by Rachel Hollis. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good motivational read.

One of my OTHER goals to achieve before I'm 30 is to save up more money. I don't want my new reading hobby to cost me an arm and a leg. Seriously, have you seen the prices they charge on Audible or sometimes books on Amazon. No, thanks.

Keep in mind, it's been a struggle for me to drum up the will to read books in my free time when there are so many alternatives. Netflix is cheaper AND takes less time. I'm a busy mom. Finding time for myself some days is next to impossible.

I realized that the public library, a place I don't really ever go, has tons of books available digitally. You can literally check out free books from the library and read them on your phone, tablet, Kindle or what have you. It's an AWESOME thing!

If you're trying to read a really popular book, you might have to go on a waiting list...but, I'd take that over paying an arm and a leg any day. There are so many books out there to read, you'll be able to find something--and for free!

All you need to do is sign up for a free library card. If one of your goals is to read more or find good books, the perfect place to start is definitely your local library.

In fact, your local library probably does a lot more than you realized. I'd suggest checking it out sometimes. I only wish I had done so sooner!

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