“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.” ― Jorge Luis Borges
The library is a marvelous place. It is filled with adventure inside of every book. My kids loved going to the library when they were little. Now, they are grown up, and we still go to the library.
The library has a lot to offer kids and every member of the family. It is a great place to hang out during the summer.
1. Books, books, books
2. Summer Reading Programs/ Other Programs
Every summer, my kids participated in the fabulous summer reading programs at our local library. They loved the rewards. (As their mom, I loved the reward of their reading skills improving because they read so many books.) Check out your local library’s summer reading program. You will be glad you did. The library also offers other fun programs for kids such as a reptile show, a puppet show, art classes, Lego robotics, and so much more. The library is a fun place to go.
3. A Happy Environment That Promotes The Love of Literacy
I can’t go to the library without picking up a book; your kids can’t either. The library is filled with shelves and shelves of books that beckon- “Pick me up and read me.”
The library has computers just for kids with color coded keys. The library is filled with the latest educational games and technology. Free internet.
5. Story Hour
This is a fabulous time to meet other moms with kids the same age as you. (Who knows, you might make a friend.) Also, it is wonderful for your children to hear other people read aloud. Usually, the people that read aloud during story hour make the stories lively and fun which instills a love for literacy.
Bonus: It is free!
Yes, that’s right; it’s free, healthy entertainment that will grow and develop your child’s brain.
“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.” ― Albert Einstein
Go ahead and schedule a day that you will take your kids to the library each week. It will help the summer fly by, it is air conditioned or heated, it is free entertainment, and it makes marvelous memories. (I have friends that fondly describe their summer days spent at the library with their moms.) You, too, can be that mom.
Pamela Hall is a mom and the founder of Literate For Life. Their mission is to educate, encourage, and empower people, particularly children, to be literate for life through their blog community and relevant, applicable seminars and programs.
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