The library is no longer a boring place full of old books. In fact, our family rarely reads there. Instead, the library has become a place of endless connections, resources and relevant information. I didn’t start regularly visiting the library until we had our children. Here are eight reasons we keep going back.
1. Meet Families
We’ve met a couple of homeschooling families at the library. It’s a great place to meet new and like-minded people.
2. Free Programs
There is an abundance of quality free programming at the library. We’ve attended unique events like a live art show and a doll collectors’ expo. We’ve also been to reoccurring events like story time.
3. Field Trips
We visit different branches around the city to discover what different communities have to offer. One branch had a dog that the children could read to.
4. Play Space
Even when the library does not have a special event going on - the kids can color, build towers and have fun with their peers in an open space. The branch we visit does not mind children speaking above a whisper, which makes it a perfect choice for gloomy weather.
5. Reserve a Room
Anyone can reserve a room and use it as a study place or meeting space. Our first mommy meet-up was at the library.
6. Reserve a Computer
Using our library card, we have used desktops, laptops and even tablets (only offered at some locations).
7. Loads of Books
Yes, the internet lets us access the world through our fingertips, but there is something satisfying about reading a physical book -- and the library has loads of them.
8. Stay Connected
Visiting the library is another way to stay connected to the community. There are always fliers posted, brochures, local newspapers and librarians who keep us updated on cool events.
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Until next time…
Peace & Love,