Thursday, June 28, 2012
Long gone are the days of the completely silent library, with stuff librarians shushing everyone who eeks out a sound. The other day were greeting by musicians playing a flute and violin, and the audience who had gathered there to support them. And now in our "dog days of summer" where it is too hot for the dogs, the library offers a retreat for all members of the family.
Last week, they had a princess type activity, and we joined about 20 other 2-6 year old princesses for royal crafts. As a parent, it was adorable to see these little girls come in their Disney dress up clothes and Halloween costumes!
Oh how I underestimate my library. I thought since my little one cannot read, it's ridiculous for her to join a reading program. But with the encouragement of the library, she's signed up, and on her way to collecting her prizes. The first one was to finish a coloring page to get a free cookie. Once home I explained that she could color the page for a free cookie, and she said, "I color and get a free cookie?" Yes, child; and she put 4 colors on , and we're off for a free cookie!
Our library is really making great attempts to provide note-worthy seminars. There was one, which I could not attend, about couponing, and another about small business. Best of all, it's free!
Since I've started my Master's program, I can use the online databases for research, and the library will also search other libraries for resources I request.
What do you love about your library?
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