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!

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Originally from Virginia, Jennifer C. Sellers is passionate about sustainability and conservation in South Carolina and throughout the world. She earned her BA in English from Coastal Carolina University and her MAS in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. She is a university sustainability coordinator that implements programs and teaches people about going green and being sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @MyGreenGlasses

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