Libraries are great resources for families. You can find entertainment, educational and cultural enrichment, literacy tips, and valuable information. Here are the Top Ten reasons to visit your library:
1. FREE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
From author visits to puppet shows, to family films, libraries offer programs with
kid appeal after school, on the weekends, and during the summer. Ask your
library for the schedule of coming events.
2. STORY TIMES
There's nothing like hearing a good story read by someone who loves to read
aloud! Libraries have free story times which often include games, songs, and
Many libraries offer workshops that can enrich your life as an adult and support
you as a parent. At many libraries you can get help with taxes, update your
resume, gain computer skills, get parenting advice, or learn to knit.
Librarians are happy to make recommendations and most libraries have a great
Listened to a good book lately? Most libraries have a collection of popular titles
available on ebooks, CD's or tape.
Your library is a great source for free access to the latest blockbusters, family
movie classics, documentaries, or favorite TV shows.
Want to introduce your children to Beethoven or the Beatles? Want to hear the
latest Kidsbop? Your library has a collection of music to borrow.
8. MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
There are both adult and children's magazines to borrow from the library. You can
also catch up on the latest news areound the world or in your community with
a variety of newspapers available.
Most public libraries offer free internet access, computers with educational
games for kids, and valuable online resources for adults.
10. HOMEWORK HELP
Most public libraries have a homework hotline, or reference librarian available
to help children with homework assignments.
Your local library has it's own website with a list of all of the programs and services they offer. Take advantage of the free resources for you and your child.