If we’re short on adventure ideas, have some extra time along the way, or just are curious, we like to visit libraries in other towns. Big or small, there’s always something new to see and read. Some offer puzzles and toys, some have special computer for kids, and some have special programs.
We recently went to the library in Springfield, Minnesota, and it was hard to pull the kids away. Their children’s collection, especially the non-fiction, was excellent, and we ended up checking out several items because of the reciprocity offered by our Traverse des Sioux Library System. The library staff were friendly and professional, and the kids were excited to see another library using the same summer reading program as our local library.
While the boys found new nonfiction and chapter books to check out, the girls had fun with the picture books and box of toys. I even found a few things for myself, and now I just need to find time to read them and return them on time.