Let's get a library card!
This is a great opportunity to introduce the youngsters
in your life to the wonderful world of the public library! Many
libraries offer meeting rooms, computers, and programs for children,
as well as the opportunity to borrow videos and DVD's. Grinnell
Library is no different; they offer all of these things with
the added benefit of a very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
There are programs such as Babies and Books, which
is a story hour for infants through 24 months, as well as their
regular story hour, for youngsters up to school years. This includes
short stories, songs and movement.
When Brennen arrived at the Grinnell Library, with
Mom, to get his first library card he was so excited to see the
thousands of books lined up neatly on the shelves. He kept saying
"Annie, look at the books! Look at them!" He was so
quick I couldn't even get a picture! He walked up and down the
aisle, looking high and low, for about 15 minutes before we finally
convinced him to come upstairs to the children's section.
Brennen takes a moment to pose with his borrowed book: The
Family Book, by Todd Parr. This is a wonderful story about
the many, many different kinds of families in the world. It is
illustrated with bright beautiful pictures, sure to capture the
attention of kids young and old.
Grinnell Library has an extensive children's section,
one room for elementary age, another for kindergarten and younger.
There are life-size paintings of the Cat in the Hat, and various
other characters on the walls. Very inviting for all. We had a
hard time getting Brennen to leave the building!
All you need for this activity is one identifying
paper with name and current address; phone bill, electric bill,
driver's licence, etc. Simply go to the library and sign your
child up for a card.
Grinnell Library Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:30am-8pm,
Friday and Saturday: 9:30am-5pm, and Sunday 1pm-4pm. Or call your
local library to find out their hours. One great feature of the
Mid-Hudson Library System is that you can borrow from any one
of their branches with the same library card.