It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, but I hope you have come in to the library to visit me. I have two things to post about today; a celebration and a great article.
We will be celebrating Children’s Book Week (April 30th-May 6th) this year with special activities and a contest. Currently you can celebrate by voting in the Children’s Book Week Children & Teen Book Choice Awards. Come to the library and pick up a list of nominated titles, read the books, and come back to vote for your favorite. Book categories are for kindergarten through teen readers. Here is a link to a pdf with all the finalists, if you can’t wait to get one at the library
I found a great article on how to get your kids excited about the library.
It isn’t a long read, so there is no excuse. The article is aimed at the younger children in your family (I’d say ages 3-8), but you can apply the advice to anyone. You could even transfer the information to an adult you know (who doesn’t love coming to programs and “shopping” for books?). The last piece of advice is to get to know your librarian. That advice does work for everyone. We are here to help you, whether that involves finding a book or a community resource. A library without librarians is just a room full of stuff. Come in and say hi.