Anyone who knows me knows I am absolutely gaga for libraries. I definitely consider myself one of the many library lovers lurking out there.
When I worked in downtown Chicago, there was nothing better than hopping on the L to Washington Library.
I would spend hours just walking the stacks and making lists of all of the books I couldn’t wait to devour.
I would easily scarf down two to three books a week.
Having kids, my reading has turned to the more sophisticated tastes of Curious George and Pete the Cat.
The days of reading full grown-up books are not really gone but more on hold until the kids get older.
But my love of libraries hasn’t waned, and I’m passing that love on to my children.
We visit one of our local libraries about every other week.
There’s nothing better than hearing my kids cheer when I tell them we’re going to the library.
Does that make them nerds? My goodness, I sure hope so!
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for some Mathletes. Having them be athletes would just be a bonus.
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When my kids were little, I even made it a game of trying out all of the local libraries one year to find the best in the area.
It was fun to see how different libraries set up their children’s section and who had the best movie sections for the family.
And so I give you this challenge for the season.
Pick just five local libraries and visit them with your kids.
You may surprised to find out what other awesome resources different libraries have and find an additional favorite one!
But the biggest win?
Exposing your kids to new places and encourage a life-long love of reading and books.
Find your local libraries at PublicLibraries.com.
Because of my long-lasting love affair with books, I often write about them on Mommy Evolution. Now I’ve put them in one central location and created a collection of all of my book lists! Find more great reading book lists here.
TELL ME: Are you willing to take the library challenge? As you take on the challenge, let me know about a new library you discovered or services you were thrilled to find.