Get free access to New York Times through almost any Public library. Create and account through your library card and receive unlimited access to NYTimes.com including the recipes! That’s a savings of $75 for the year. The free Chinese New York Times online edition in Simplified Chinese is also included.
I was able to sign up through our local library using this link, however it will only work if you live in the SF Peninsula area. You will need to find a link from your library and sign up with your library card. I was able to search “free newyorktimes.com public library” and find specific sign up links for libraries in several states and even Toronto. I haven’t been able to find a landing page for this promotion, which would make the search much easier.
To access the New York Times online Chinese edition, login to newyorktimes.com, click on “Account” and select “中文” from the drop-down menu.
The public library is an invaluable resource. Most libraries offer card holders free passes to many museums and attractions. We have access to a wide variety of Chinese books and materials. Our location even offers Mandarin Story-time and events. For those living in rural areas, I just learned about the Interlibrary Loan from another mom in this Chinese/Montessori Facebook Group. This program allows you to request books that your local library does not carry. Not all of us have the budget or space for the books we would like to own. I’ve saved hundred of dollars being a patron of the library and meet many new friends there.