Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Have you considered.....

A visit to your local library this summer?

Whether you live in a rural community or you have access to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., the library is a place like no other.

I recall one afternoon at the city library when I was approximately 7 years old. My older sister and I had been combing the children's department looking for interesting books to read. After selecting a few we curled up and began down the road of adventure with the likes of The Bobbsey Twins or Nancy Drew.

However, also on that day I remember being in a particular foolish mood as I read the pages of a Dr. Seuss story. At one point, as nearly all children do when they're carried away, I began to laugh and laugh and laugh, even when it ceased to be funny. (It was the pants with no one inside them that made me so hysterical!) My sister and I had a wonderful time and now to this day, it still brings a smile to my face when I think of that silly story.

The fact remains that libraries are a wealth of information and if there's something you've always been wanting to know about....make your summer interesting and check out your library.

Here's a list of my recent check-outs:
An Introduction to Drawing Animals / Flowers
Rodale's Garden Insect, Disease & Weed ID Guide
Teach Your Child to Draw (for me!)
Potted Gardens (guide for practical gardening)
A Video on Basic Landscaping

So, what are you reading this summer?


Carla said...

I went back and 're-checked' Square Foot Gardens, and Herbs for Texas
newly checked out:
Great Green book of Garden Secrets by Jerry Baker
Rodale's Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs

Teach your child to draw sounds awesome!!!
Enjoy them all:)

Cinnamon said...

We are blessed with a wonderfully small library in a small town. The librarians love the children to visit and hold a special day for them each Friday during the school year.

My oldest dtr is reading Nancy Drew. She finished the entire series of American Girl last year. Thankfully our kids love going to the library and checking out books.

In love to check out their magazine, Taste of Home, Country Living, Martha Stewart, Readers Digest.

I'm just finishing up Homeschooling with a Meek and Quiet Spirit. Sooo good!

Sorry to run on and on. I just love our little library~