Posts Tagged ‘library’

Annette Street Library Program for Children

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 by by

Noah had a fantastic idea on Friday: to go to the library. It had been a while since we had visited the drop-in program there (which is run by the Macaulay Child Development Centre – http://www.macaulaycentre.org/famresource.html). In fact, I had never taken all 5 kids there. We packed a lunch and headed out, with 3 kids in the wagon, and Noah and Aidas walking. Noah and Aidas proudly wore their monkey backpacks, which also serve as leashes for when we needed to cross the road.

The five of them stuck together like glue at first. They got straight to work in the pretend kitchen. (This is one toy I do not have at the daycare, so they were using their time wisely!) It was a very busy and crowded kitchen, yet they were such angels, sharing and playing together so nicely.

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Audiobooks

Sunday, June 20th, 2010 by by

There is nothing more that I love than curling up on my couch or outside in the shade with a great book in my hands. I could spend hours each day reading, and I would happily do so if I didn’t have two small children to feed, play with, and give my love and attention to.

Until a few months ago, I had no idea that my library offered books on audio. Nor did I know that New Hampshire has a whole site, New Hampshire Downloadable Books, dedicated to these audiobooks. At any one time, I can have up to three books checked out, and they expire two weeks later.

When I first tried this out, I wasn’t sure what to think of it. I went with Twilight on audio because I already knew I loved the book and wouldn’t stop listening to it just because of the voice. Now, I can’t get enough. (more…)

First Trip to the Library

Friday, June 11th, 2010 by by

We have a library that sits about a mile away from our house. I went to it once, long long ago – even signed up for a card – and then I never went back. I couldn’t tell you why… I just didn’t.

With the start of the summer reading program and a Caillou episode about the library that got Eric begging to go, I finally went back there, this time with 2 little boys in tow.

Eric didn’t know where to start. I herded the boys over to the picture book section and set them loose. Eric just kept flitting around at first. “Mommy, look at this book! Mommy, I want THIS book! Mommy, I want to share THIS book with Danny!” He loved the stools that let him climb up and look through the higher rows of books, and even reach some of the books set up along the top for display. (more…)