Spring weather and approaching summer vacation combine to make this a great time to get your kids visiting your local town library. Libraries have changed a lot over the last few decades. Books on cassette tape and videos were the beginning. Students, seniors, and those on tight budgets often rely on libraries for access to computers, the internet and expensive magazines.
If you haven't been there for a while you may be very surprised to see a more vibrant, active, bustling place than you remember. Many libraries have added lots of new exciting things:
-- computer games
-- extensive DVD collections
-- day long admission passes to local children's museums, aquariums, and more
--even electronic book readers to sign out!
There are often read aloud mornings, and lots of summer programs to bring kids in and get them excited.
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