Summer break is in full swing and I’m realizing I need all the help I can get! So today I took full advantage of our library. And my, libraries have come a long way since I was a kid. (I do miss the card pockets in the books though, they were so perfect for playing “Library.” I wish my kids could have experienced that!)
And for the first time ever (I know I know) I checked out movies. I don’t know why it took me so long to do this? I guess I’m just so used to selecting *buy* on Amazon Prime.. but it adds up quick! So now we are going to exhaust the library’s selection. And there’s something happy and nostalgic about seeing my kids pick movies off a shelf. They’ll never walk into a Blockbuster or a Hollywood Video but they will watch actual physical movies, darn it!
And I got some books with corresponding audio CDs. I don’t know how well the kids will do turning the pages together but it will be a good “new” experience for them none-the-less. And maybe a few minutes of peace for me. Or maybe exactly the opposite? :/
The best part about our library (check on yours!) Is that I can go online, search their entire database and all their branches and put books on hold (and other materials!) When my item(s) are ready I get an email and can go pick it up through a DRIVE-THRU.
Talk about amazing.
Of course going inside is pretty great too. Today I sat on the couch while the kids played with toy food and trains. Another mom there was doing the same thing. It’s always cool in libraries, always free (unless you’re like me and occasionally lose a book.) And there are so many fun extra activities. Story time, movie night, book clubs. I’m excited about utilizing this all summer long!
Happy Summer. XOXO.