Rather than talk about a specific book today, I’d like to talk about a specific place for you to get your books. It’s fantastic to receive books for holidays/birthdays, but you can expand your reading pleasures in a cost-effective way. Max and I went to the library yesterday, and though it felt like we were only there for about 20 minutes, we stayed almost an hour.
Not only did I find the new Stephen King book to read for my book club, but we also selected 5 books for Max, including three Berenstain Bears books, a Halloween story, and a book about a boy named Max brushing his teeth (“Teeth!” my Max said when he saw it.)
Max also made a friend in the toy station, a little boy who was playing while his parents sat near him, working online. As Max joined his new friend, I let my eyes wander to the nearest shelf, where the librarians had put together goody bags filled with books and learning aids such as flash cards and directions for crafts. Did you know they did that? I didn’t!
We also picked up an Oct./Nov. calendar filled with fun events like Toddler Time, Bunny Hop, and Octoboo. These great events allow kids to interact over their love of reading – a Momma’s dream come true!
If you live near Hamilton County in Indiana, let me know and we’ll make a playdate to visit the library together with our little ones. Otherwise, get to your own library and find out what it has to offer your little ones!
What is your child’s favorite activity at the local library?