One of the most inexpensive ways to grow a child's library is by visiting thrift stores. Although a child can read for free at the library, many children prefer to have books of their own.
Once a month, South Mississippi Goodwill stores have a day long sale with fifty percent off of the entire store. This makes children's books extremely affordable, ranging from 15 cents to 25 cents each. For under a total cost of five dollars, a library can be purchased for a child.
As the child ages, those books can be taken back to Goodwill to benefit another child, while more advanced books are purchased. Goodwill stores carry the entire age range of books, from toddler to adult.
In addition, local garage sales are another inexpensive way of adding to a child's literary collection. Many families having such sales will be happy to give a bulk price just for the convenience of not having to pack the books in boxes again.
With such inexpensive ways to build a library, a child can enjoy a childhood full of fantasy and adventure.