I have fond memories of visiting the library as a child. I loved to read in the loft, search for books, watch the librarian punch the cards in that cool machine, and just play. It did not occur to me that others did not know all the library had to offer until I grew up and worked in one. The library is more than just a “QUIET” place to read. What is amazing is that each child and family can make the library what they want it to be. Some families have a special routine. They may attend storytime on the same day each week and then look for books. Another family may come in only on Fridays and check out movies. Some moms meet at the library to talk while their children build with Legos and magnatiles. It’s always nice to see storytime moms develop close friendships. I know one young boy who takes every stuffed animal we have and places them in a special spot for their secret meetings.
We have some many opportunities for families to use the library through our programs!
What does October look like? We will have...
1 family night – pumpkin decorating
13 preschool visits
Tail Waggin Tutors reading program; special registration required
Weekly visit from 2 daycares, our after school program, and COF.
We will offer 9 days for youth to receive a free meal.
Play on the computers and light table; build with magnatiles, Legos, and blocks; have fun with puzzles, games, and stuffed animals. Last, but not least, talk to the fish.
Are you afraid your child will be too loud in the library? No worries! Not only is the library a place for reading and learning, it is also a place for your child to learn to share and how to act in a public place while interacting with others. Do not be upset if they don’t want to leave and start crying. That is just a sign that they had fun and love the library.