Look to the Library for Ways to Save

If your wallet feels a little light after this holiday season, it may be time for a New Year’s resolution to tighten your belt. Sometimes that’s easier said than done. To help you out, our reference librarians put on their research hats and came up with a number of useful online resources that might help you buy smarter and save an extra dollar or two.

Our “Online Shopping & Savings Tips” subject guide, collects the best of their discoveries in an easy-to-use list of links. Here’s just a sampling of what you’ll find there at www.dbrl.org/savings-guide:

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  • Articles with ideas for saving money on groceries and gasoline
  • Coupons and rebates
  • Comparison shopping sites
  • Online classifieds
  • Access to Consumer Reports (with your library card)

And that’s just from one of our 40+ subject guides that you might want to explore in the Research section of our website. Visit www.dbrl.org/guides to find other great guides like “Utility Bill Assistance and Energy Saving Measures.” Our digital branch is always open, so visit us online to get connected to savings know-how.

You may feel that the old adage “a penny saved is a penny earned”* needs to be adjusted for inflation, but the message behind it still makes sense. And the library can help you make those pennies—or dollars—go further.

* This common phrase, our librarians would want you to know, is thought to be a misquote of Benjamin Franklin, who said "A penny saved is twopence clear." in “Poor Richard’s Almanack” way back in 1736.

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