Shoes, bears, a crocodile, and a lot of giggles

After last week’s attempt at finding a book about civil rights/diversity appropriate for a two kids under 5 years old, I found two that were much closer to what we needed at this week’s library visit (more on that later). In addition, my daughter very proudly told the librarian that she could read some words …

Love, diversity, and lots of silly animals

We have another snow day here, so we’ve been spending lots of time reading, arts and crafts, dramatic play, and screen time when we’re not out building snowmen. We build a LOT of snowmen. We also made sure to grab lots of book from the library. Here are the favorites of the latest haul. We’re …

How do I plan a library visit?

One reader (Hi Susan!) asked me how I plan my library visits. The answer has two parts: desperation and organization. I am an extrovert. I recharge my batteries by being around people and talking to them. I also love the solitary passion of reading and fulfilling my extrovert side with characters and their conversations. Therefore, …

Lions, lambs and a snoring grandma

I am going to try and post these every Thursday, but we’re from Wisconsin and we got a lot of snow this week. With high temperatures in the negatives, our library visit got bumped around. We needed a few days to digest all the books we picked out and decide which were our favorites. Again, …

Heroes, pandas and really great art

Whenever we go to the library, my favorite part is when the kids go up to the desk in the children’s section and ask the librarian to solve their request of the week. I wonder how often the librarian on duty sees us coming, and thinks, “Uh oh, what are they going to ask this …