our library books for the week
I am a big fan of public libraries. To me, summertime and the public library belong together. Just like watermelon or running through the sprinkler, frequent trips to the library are an important part of summer. Growing up, my mom would take my brothers and me to the library often during our summer break; I remember the feeling of my chin pressed against my towering armful of books, trying to balance them all as we walked out of the cool library into the over-bright parking lot.
Our local library here is small--it's a branch library. And if it does have an out-dated collection of records (Barbara Streisand circa 1970, anyone?) and too many romance novels, it also has a pretty decent selection of books. Even though neither The Buster or Miss Meatball are big enough to read to themselves yet, we are all loving the library's summer reading program. For the program, we're doing lots of simple activities like reading picture books together and learning nursery rhymes. It's a lot of fun.
Warning: This is where I climb on my soapbox for a minute. I have
Anyway, we're loving the summer reading program here, especially the library-sponsored activities. For such a small library, the activities they have really are impressive. Today's activity had The Buster near hyperventilation out of excitement. Several large trucks, including a drilling rig, a fire engine, and a tow truck, all parked in the library parking lot and the kids got to see them up close. We're talking sit-in-the-driver's seat-touch-the-controls close. The Buster was in heaven.
The Buster takes the wheel
checking out the drilling rig with its friendly driver
fire engine controlsAnybody else signed up for their summer reading program? I hope you are, even if your kids can't read to themselves yet. I'd love to hear what kind of special activities your library hosting this summer!