Over the last week or so i’ve been on vacation away from work and on one of those days my wife, son and I all went to the local library to return some books my wife had recently borrowed.She has been going to the library for a while now as it’s a cheap day out and she always tells me how much fun our son has whenever they go.
Now I haven’t been to the library for a long time, but the library’s that I remember as a kid weren’t really what I would call a lot of fun. Anyway, I was amazed to see just how much things had changed when I arrived. First off, there were probably more computer terminals than there were rows of books, and there was a heap of different things for kids to get up to.
There was a special kids play area where there were toys, kids TV programming, kids books, coloring stations and kids computer games – how things have changed, I was half expecting to find a giant ball pit for the kids to play in after seeing all this. Not surprisingly there were a lot of kids and parents hanging out enjoying all these free activities. My son was having an absolute blast and was most upset when I told him that it was time to leave. Fortunately we managed to find a couple of great kids books for him to borrow so he was happy about that.
Anyway, the main reason I am posting about this today is so that you are aware just how great library’s can be (outside of the traditional borrowing of books) if you are looking to entertain your kids for a few hours without spending any money.
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