Okay, I just need to put this out there: If you are not using your public library, you are a chump! Sorry, but it is true. Do you even know what they have in that place?
First of all, and obviously, books. Buying books is for chumps. Well, mostly. Some books that you will reference over and over (cookbook, home improvement, etc.), and maybe a couple of favorite novels make sense. But-- think about it-- why do you need to own any others? All it is doing it taking up space in your life, yo. And, trust me, if you ever do decide that you want to read Sons and Lovers again (unlikely), I promise you can check it out from the library.
Um, oh by the way- you can get pretty much any movie you wanna watch or CD you wanna listen to from the library, too. FOR FREE. Some also have video games and even stuff like framed art to hang on your wall. You could have a rotating museum!
Don't forget programs. The library is one of the best places to entertain little ones. Not only do they have the materials to check out, a lot of them have programs for kids like story time and classes. Plus, many libraries have play rooms full of toys!
Seriously folks- JUST GO TO THE LIBRARY. It rocks. Really.