Even though we are financially challenged, I gladly budget $15 each month for CPL because the library actually saves me money! What is more important than having all the resources, though, is the confidence I have in letting my children use them. It is much different when we go to the public library where I must take time to carefully screen out harmful or junky books. This is a big deal to me! There is so little time to read, and so few years my kids are at each reading level. I want them to have the very best literature, not just the ?currently popular? books at our public library. What is the Children?s Preservation Library for but to make available to our children the very best books?in both content and style?even though most of these gems are now out-of-print. No Sesame Street-generation books for my kids, thank you. I can hardly wait to see what will come of the children raised on these good books! And, we cannot easily get the best literature for our kids without CPL.