As parents, we are always interested in learning new ways to make our parenting better. Your local library may be an answer. A habit of regular library visits is a great way to help children develop a love for reading. If you haven’t stepped foot inside a library lately, you might still think of them as just a quiet room with books. But, libraries are so much more than that!
These days, storytimes are more than just a book, they can also include things like a sensory activity, a puppet show, songs, dancing, music, and lots of play! Libraries also have toys, art supplies, board games, computers, really cool spaces to hang out, and much more.
Did you know that kids can get their own Jacksonville Public Library card? Owning a library card comes with the wonderful privilege of being able to check out books from the library but you can also get library content at home. If you and/or your children have a tablet, you can access all of the digital library content through apps like Hoopla and KanopyKids. Additionally, your library card also gets you into MOCA for free on the fourth Friday of every month. Make a day of it and plan to pop in the Main Library for books and then visit our neighbor, MOCA, to browse an exhibit!
To help your children celebrate and build their library skills during this week dedicated to library awareness, awesomeness, and recognition, here are some fun books about libraries to read with your kids to honor #NationalLibraryWeek. Happy National Library Week!