Free Movies, Books, TV Shows and More…Right in Your Community

I love to read. I love to watch movies. And I love to save money. With the cost of books and movies rising, these three loves rarely go together; however, I have recently found that all of these loves really culminate into one great love…a love for the library.

Not only can you borrow books (for FREE!) but you can borrow movies, television shows, even music. The online reserve system allows access to numerous library collections and, with it, almost everything is an option if you’re willing to be a little patient.

I recently placed myself on the reserve list for the HBO series Rome. Once my turn comes and it’s transferred to the library of my choice for pick up, I will get the acclaimed series for three full weeks without having to pay a penny.

In addition to rentals, the library is expanding its services to reach out to the community. They offer many different programs (almost all at no cost), including:

  • Job Development Classes (the next is Sat, June 12, Small Business Quickbooks Training @ The Folsom library)
  • Family Activities (The next is Sat, June 5, Pirate Day @ The Folsom library)
  • Summer Reading Programs to keep your kids’ minds active over the summer break
  • Story Times for kids of all ages throughout the week
  • Teen and Adult Book Clubs
  • A wide range of Cultural Events (The next is Jun 12, African dance and drum demonstration @ The Rocklin Library)

Want to find out more? Check out your local library or visit their site online:

  • El Dorado Hills Library on the corner of Silva Valley and Serrano Parkway
  • Folsom Library at two locations: Georgia Murray Building (Stafford and Natoma Streets) and Norman R. Siefkin (Vista del Lago High School campus, on Broadstone Parkway)
  • Granite Bay Library at 6475 Douglas Blvd, near Barton Rd