Glen Ellyn Public Library Offers Members a Frugal February Challenge

GEPL News Black BannerThe Glen Ellyn Public Library challenges the community to participate in Frugal February, a month-long program designed to recover from the costs of holiday bills by eliminating all non-essential spending during the twenty-eight days of February.

The GEPL has developed a series of programming designed to maximize an individual’s financial resources:

The community can learn how to cut down food waste with simple meal planning tricks during Nutrition Bang For Your Buck: How to Eat Well and Spend Less on February 6th at 7pm.

Anyone with questions about health insurance in 2014 can learn about their options from Lori Martin, President of Envision Benefit Specialists, during an informative discussion about healthcare reform, the Affordable Care Act and Medicare updates. This program, Your Health and the Affordable Care Act is scheduled for February 19th at 7pm.

Individuals can learn valuable money saving tips from Certified Financial Planner Joe Orsolini as he teaches how to develop a budget and savings plan designed to reduce worry during the Understanding Money and Wealth program on February 20th at 7pm.

Additionally, the Glen Ellyn Public Library offers numerous ways to trim expenses from monthly budgets by substituting the average costs of common non-essential purchases with free library alternatives.

 Average Cost: Going to a movie: $10 per person
Library Alternative: Renting a movie: Free!

Average Cost: Reserving a New Release on Red Box: $1.20
Library Alternative: Reserving the same New Release on the GEPL catalog: Free!

Average Cost: Downloading an album on iTunes: $9.99
Library Alternative: Downloading tracks on our Freegal database: Free!

Average Cost: Purchasing a CD: $9.99
Library Alternative: Checking out the same CD: Free!

Average Cost: Purchasing a Book: $16.99
Library Alternative: Checking out the same book: Free!

The Glen Ellyn Public Library encourages members to visit to discover additional February programming including the Winter Olympic series and the Winter Reading program.

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