I’m not sure how a trip to the post office brought us downtown to the library, but we had a great morning riding the escalators, shopping in the “Friends of the Library” store and hanging out in the Children’s section. The only two pictures I got from this morning are here:
They don’t do the Children’s area justice. There are bead mazes, an assortment of puzzles, kid-level computers and things to twist on the wall. They even have the cleanest bathroom and changing table I’ve ever seen.
The best thing I found out though, was they have a great storytime on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:30. Today they had Spanish storytime, and the teacher was wonderful. She was friendly, and animated and my guys sat through most of her reading despite never even watching Dora the Explorer or having Spanish exposure before. The class is well-structured with singing, movement and interactive reading-and it’s FREE!
I will be back if I figure out a better place to park. Though the parking lot below the library feels safe, you only get 20 minutes free. If you stay for storytime, play and go for lunch, it will cost you at least 9 dollars and there is no validation stamp. Boo! I guess I’ll have to figure out how to parallel park.