My family and I do enjoy movies. As a parent, I don’t have time to keep up with all the newest movies, unless it’s kid-friendly. Once in awhile though, we’ll schedule a babysitter and enjoy a movie date night.
One of the best things I started to do is reserve DVDs from the local library online. Not only is it free and easy, but there is usually a long wait between movies, so I don’t feel pressured to watch three at once before the deadline. I honestly forget I reserve some movies, which doesn’t matter to me. So I get the random automated phone call that says, “This is a message for Jennifer. Your item you have reserved is ready for pick-up at the Conway library.” I never know what I get, so it’s a fun surprise every time. This works best for me and my family, because we could never keep up with a subscription such as Netflix. I’m really impressed with the library for keeping up with the latest movies in their circulation. I think it keeps people coming back to support the library, but also provides a service that everyone wants. In fact, since having reserved DVDs, I have donated piles of books to the Friends of the Conway Library group and my four-year-old daughter has really taken an interest in books too. Anyone she goes with me, she wants to look and pick out a few for our storytime. The library has provide our family with more than just free movies, although that’s the real reason we keep coming back!