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Friends with your Local Library?

I’m curious, are your friends with your local library? As a homeschooling mama I must say this is one of my most favorite days of the week. I love going to the library. We moved here from a small town in Colorado and during the winter months sometimes this was our only outing. Now, here in this “big city” we still made sure to make the library a frequented trip.
Last week I brought my camera along and thought I would capture some of the many reasons I love our library. There are actually three libraries in the Charlotte area, but we have found our favorite to be mid-county library.  My kidlets are finding a whole new level of love for learning in this library. I am seeing their independence florish as they walk the isles trying to find a new book, or as baby boy climbs the table to find another puzzle to complete, and as my little girl finds her independence and sits through storytime all by herself!

My kids get lost in this library, I was doing puzzles with the babies waiting for storytime to begin when I realized I hadn’t seen my oldest for a while. Off I went looking to find her diligently reading up on the “art of gymnastics” her new found love. 🙂

J man found himself a ton of sports book and was so entertained by reading these stories he didn’t even realize that he missed story time.

The two babies will play with the table top games and puzzle all day. I love watching their little minds work and explore with these new “toys”.

K heads off to her class… for a couple weeks they let me sit with her and baby while we quietly listened and watched her participate. Being new to town and not knowing anyone this was a comfort for her and probably more so me. 🙂 Well, a couple weeks ago they kicked me out 😉 they let me know that mommys wait in the library and she would come out when class was over. Thankfully we met a nice little girl at the park that happens to be there and she joined in easily. The first week I would quietly check in on her and make sure I was by the door when class was over. Now, I find myself lost with baby exploring and spending some good time with him while she is enjoying her big girl class.

This little guy gets his mama’s attention for once all to himself. 🙂

And the joy of watching this smily little face come running out of her class is awesome. She feels so big and so proud to have finished her craft with her friends.

So, if you haven’t become friends with your local library I highly suggest it. I can’t believe how much my kids are learning to love learning just by being in this type of atmosphere!

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