A Shameless Plug

I love our library. It’s small and it’s often crowded, but I love it. I go on a weekly basis and check out new books for my son and parenting magazines for myself (they are an addiction for me, but we can’t afford to subscribe to more than one at a time).

This week I decided to browse the 25 cent book offerings from the Friends of the Library bookstore. Yes, there were lots of Danielle Steel and other junk fiction, but I found some gems. Among them was a book for doing science expiriments with household items. Wesley is slightly too young for this now, but soon he’ll be excited to mix baking soda and vinegar or stick a stalk of celery in a glass of colored water.  I remember my mother having a similar book when I was a child and the wonder I felt at flipping through the pages. Perhaps, if I didn’t have spelling homework and math problems, I would have bugged her to do some of the expiriments with me. But, as it was, the book only came to life during the Science Fair.

Anyway, before I go off on another anti-homework rant (those are so easily provoked these days), I just wanted to say, go to the library. Support it. Find out when the story times are. Volunteer with your kids. Buy some super cheap books. Just go.

(Oh, and on my way out of the library, I heard three teenagers discussing the new Scrabble game and how it was sacrilege to allow proper nouns. These are the wonderful conversations overheard at the local library.)

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One Comment on "A Shameless Plug"

  1. juliana
    15/04/2010 at 6:44 pm Permalink

    first of all, danielle steel is junk fiction?! 😉 secondly, liv and I love the library – she would stay all day if I’d let her: books, puzzles, other kids, story time= toddler heaven!

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