Jenn from California

"What could be better than meeting up at your local library for storytime with other moms who are looking for something fun, organized and free?"

The library has been a staple part of our activities and schedule for as long as I can remember being a mom. What could be better than meeting up at your local library for storytime with other moms who are looking for something fun, organized and free?

When my oldest (now 22 years-old) was little, I looked forward to our weekly visit to our local library so that we could enjoy the stories and songs and check out “new to us” tapes and even records.  As my family grew and time marched on, one of the things I really enjoyed was being able to check out movies. We could find movies that we hadn’t seen and enjoy for a week at a time for free.

In the summertime, we’ve always looked forward to the library’s reading programs. What better way to keep the kids interested in reading and entertained than to offer great prize incentives? Several fun, community events have been enjoyed because they were earned by reading books during the summer reading programs. I asked my 17 year-old what she likes best about the library, and she answered that it’s just a good, relaxing place to be when you haven’t got something planned.

The library’s something that we’ll always keep as a part of our family’s routine for many reasons, but as a mom with lots of kids of different ages, I can’t think of any other free activity that can ultimately transport each of my kids and me to the imaginative getaway we’re looking for.e page?