You now know that our favorite place to visit in our community is the incredible Farmer's Market. Now it is time for you to come with us to our second favorite place to visit. The girls get pretty excited when I make the morning announcement that we are going to the.....LIBRARY!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
They love the library because there is SO much to do there. I love it too! It was one of the first places we visited as a family after our move and we just fell in love.
There are 3 floors (although I've never been to the 3rd floor). We usually have to ride in the elevator at some point which is great fun for the girls. They love watching out the side window as we go up and down.
The Children's Department is bright and fun with many activities for the kids. There are computers for them to play games on.
There is a big open area in the front corner that is full of sunshine due to the huge windows. This area has bookcases under the windows full of board books that can be pulled and put back where ever they end up which is really nice! There is a life-size doll house, train table, puzzles, bead mazes, and nice comfy chairs (which I don't get to enjoy much as I am typically chasing down Pumpkin).
There is also a very cool room called the Learning and Play Space. It is enclosed and full of great play areas. There is a Mega Block building area, kitchen/grocery area, craft/art area, puzzle area, block area, and an infant play area that is enclosed from the other areas. It is awesome!
And of course we LOVE to get books. I think we currently have something like 23 items checked out. I have to say that I am using the library as much as Peanut for books. As I hear about a book that I think I would be interested in, I search the library's website for it and 9 times out of 10 they either have it or it is on order. I take full advantage of reserving books online. The really cool thing is I can pick to either get my reserved books in the library or at the drive-up window so I don't even have to get the girls out of the car if I need to pick something up. I LOVE this.
I just picked up the July-August Children's Department brochure and am blown away by all of the things they have going on! There is always something happening for kids. We have taken part in story times galore, puppet shows, meeting Biscuit the dog, crafty creations, and so on. I am thankful for such an awesome place to take the girls and meet so many neat people.
And lastly...the bears! They have two bear statues outside the library that Peanut always needs to climb on, hug and say hello to on most of our visits!
So needless to say, we love our library! Hope you enjoyed the tour!