I have always loved the library. In my youth I would walk to the public library several times a week and spend hours devouring books. I often forget and neglect to utilize the library as much as I could. What is more frugal than a free book. I never really read a book more than once anyway. Nowadays there are also movies available, no rental fee. And who can forget the scads of programs offered to all ages.
This summer our small public library has reading rewards programs for all ages, story hours, craft times, interactive classes, and contests. It offers monthly book discussions for adults. It offers free internet. The librarians can help you find the books you are looking for and if they are not on the shelves there, they will order them from a neighboring library.
This week is our local library's celebration of 100 years serving the public. They have some extra-special activities planned. This afternoon they are offering a free children's movie complete with popcorn. Friday they will have an artist there to do caricatures. Fun!
Don't forget to utilize your local library--it is just about as frugal as it gets.