Monday, November 12, 2012
Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we go! While we aren't planning on traveling too far for the holidays, I have traveled quite a bit with my toddler, even on a 16 hour flight, not including connections and lay-overs! I'll have tips on traveling with little ones by plane, train, and automobile in the next few days. But as I was at the library's storytime this morning, I saw a display about how the library can help with your travels.
Besides any maps or guidebooks, the library has lots of helpful materials in traveling.
1. Books -- Again, so obvious, but books can be checked out for several weeks and are great for enjoyment while traveling or arrived at destination.
2. Play-aways -- Our library has little devices with the book already recorded; all you'd need is your personal headset or earbuds to plug in. Walah . . . portable book on tape.
3. E-books -- Several can be loaded on your personal reader, and you won't have any books to carry with you!
4. Children's books with the recording on CD -- I think our library calls them "Bagged Books" as they come in a bag, with the children's book and the recording on CD. This would be great for the car, as it's sometimes impossible or quite challenging to read a book to your child while driving.
5. DVD -- Depending on the length of your travels, you might be able to check out some DVDs for a portable player or laptop while traveling.
How will you use your library to help you with your holiday travel?
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