Thursday, July 14, 2011

visiting the library

library visit

When I first told Michael that we were expecting, his first words were "we don't have enough books!"

Needless to say, a love for reading was something that we very much wanted to instill in our child.  With help from our family and friends we have accumulated quite a collection of wonderful books for her. 
Since I've become a SAHM, our weekly story time at the library has been something we look forward to.  We don't get to go EVERY week, but when we do it is such a treat!  There is story telling, song singing, and playtime with new friends.

library visiting

Why we love visiting the library
1. It's teaching Anne to be responsible.  
We always keep her books on her bookshelf or table.  She is responsible for taking care of them and making sure they don't get lost.
2. It's great mommy/daughter time.
We love to sit down at a table and read a book together, select books, and sing along with the songs and rhymes.
3. It provides time for her to interact with other children and grown ups.
Since Anne is an only child right now, it is a great time for her to be around other children.  She also loves to check out her own books.  She is definitely little miss independent!
4.  Most of all, I believe it is teaching her to love reading and books more.  
Of course, we allow TV time, but she would rather read a book together than watch TV 90% of the time and this makes me smile.

I think this list could go on and on, but you get the point.  I love that Anne loves books and reading, and I credit that to being surrounded with people that value and love reading.  Visiting the library is just a way for us to spend time together doing something we both love.  Reading.

If you're a stay at home mom or working mom, I want to encourage you to visit your library one afternoon or Saturday.   You'll be glad you did, and I'm sure your child will someday thank you for it!
xo, Dawn


  1. love your new blog banner at the top are ridiculously creative, and I LOVE IT!

  2. we love the library, too...just haven't been able to go as often as we'd like.

    btw, you would be an awesome homeschool mommy...just sayin'