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Monday, June 16, 2008

Free Children's Magazines

A few weeks ago we went to the library and came home with these:


The librarian was getting rid of out of date children's magazines and asked us to PLEASE take as many as we wanted. We didn't want to let her down!

We came home with 2007 issues of Kids Discover, Ranger Rick, Click and Ladybug - all in great condition.

Every library has its own procedure for getting rid of old materials. Some libraries have monthly magazine swaps where you can give away your old magazines in exchange for their out of date issues. Other libraries sell old magazines for as little as 10 cents.

Before you pay the hefty price of a children's magazine subscription, find out how your library disposes of old issues. Half Price Books is also a great place to find used children's magazines. Here are some other places to find used homeschool materials.

5 comments:

Kysha said...

What great finds! Ranger Rick is a great mag!

Terry said...

Free stuff is the best kind!

Ginger said...

I asked our librarian today and would you believe she told me that they archive the old magazines for YEARS! Good grief!

Freakmom said...

Nice! I'm jealous!

Book said...

Very useful information - thanks. I'm always on the hunt for great children's books and have recently discovered Bayard and their series of StoryBoxBooks, AdventureBoxBooks and DiscoveryBoxBooks (which is a special Olympic edition) They have work by acclaimed children's books illustrator Helen Oxenbury appearing in the Storybox series for September. In addition to this, they also have some great activities for rainy days: http://www.storyboxbooks.com/potatoprinting.php, http://www.adventureboxbooks.com/macaroni-picture-frames.php, http://www.discoveryboxbooks.com/skittles.php Enjoy!