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Less is More: Check Out Your Local Library

Posted by flsquared on March 13, 2009

Now, everyone knows that you can check out books at your local library.  And most people know that you can also get DVDs, CDs, and even use the internet.  But did you know that there are a ton of free activities?

I have seen postings for the following at our local branches:

  • Baby/preschool storytime
  • Film festivals
  • Poetry readings
  • French/Spanish conversation group
  • Computer classes

This morning I decided to take Victor to Toddler/Preschool Playtime.  A huge room was filled with toys for kids 0-4 years old in various stations such as art, music, reading, food, dress-up, etc.  There were also representatives there from the library and Early Intervention to answer any questions and give advice.

What a great way to meet other parents and children!

We spent nearly the entire 45 minutes playing “beach” with buckets full of rice:

victor rice play

Fabulous!  We had a great time, didn’t spend a dime, and were even given a new board book as a gift on our way out!

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