Summer Reading … Library Tour

Fun way to learn about our local library... including a free printable!

As a quick reminder, I have been working with one of my favorite Moms to create a  Summer Reading series just for you. Jamie from Hands On: As We Grow and I will be posting reading tips, activities and ideas all summer long. Last week we focused our Summer Reading on Quiet Reading (make sure to read the comments and leave some tips for me as well)! This week I want to take you on a Library Tour. How fun is that?!?! Explore your Local Library with a Library Tour In our town we have two fantastic libraries. One is big, new, has a huge children's section and an incredible view. The other is a bit smaller, there are less windows so it Continue Reading

Library Visit Tips

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Last week on my Facebook, I received a request to write a special library post.  Elyse left this comment: I'd love for you to write a post on how you and the kids check things out at the library..for instance did you just pick up these on your own or did they choose them?  How many do they get to check out at a time?  How do you teach them the responsibility of library books?  I'm curious because I would like to take A to get her own card soon. :)  What a great idea Elyse, the library is one of our favorite places.  There are times when we visit the library once a week.  If we land really good books we stretch it out a bit, because no one Continue Reading

Mommy Fun Facts #4 ~ your library online

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#4 the library is your best friend Have you visited your local library lately?  Our library has a great website.  It stretches county wide and includes over 30 libraries.  When you know what your kids are excited about or what ideas you want to explore with them, you can search by subject or a specific title.  Once you find the books you’d like to borrow, you can put them on hold and within a couple of weeks they are ready to be checked out.  Our library’s website even emails a ready to be checked out alert!  As long as you return all of your books on time, it is a wonderful (FREE) way to expose your kids to a wide variety of Continue Reading