Being Citybroke is about perspective. It’s about seeing glitter in the gutter and a sense of humor when life is giving you everything you don’t exactly want and you’re hanging on for a dream that you sometimes can’t remember.
It’s not sales or survival - it’s an electronic letter from the trenches. It’s what suits who make $60K in at age 24 can’t even imagine. It’s Freedom. It’s Poverty. It’s Broken. It’s Beautiful.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Where to Get Free Books

At a library! For you bookworms out there who can’t dish out $15 every two weeks for a book – go to that quiet little place you used to frequent as a child (and for some of us a college student).

Another tip: most libraries actually have a pretty good CD collection, so quit stealing music online and borrow CDs to burn. And you thought Netflix was a good deal – wait until you see the DVD (and, um, VHS) collections most libraries offer.

New York Public Library
Staten Island

Queens Library


Anonymous said...

It would be cool if you write a sentence about each one - like the Brklyn lbrary is beautiful and has free classes every tuesday. The Manhattan lib etc

Bones said...

this is one of my absolute favorite citybroke ideas! i used to do this at the holland public library--how could i forget?