I can tell it is February, without even looking at a calendar. We are antsy. We have cabin feverish and are craving some summer weather. My kids and I are running on empty. We are bored with our usual activities and need some winter spice to liven our days.
I am constantly looking for local, inexpensive and child friendly activities for my children. We are a spirited family with lots of energy and a keen desire to always be moving. These deep winter months are the worst for us as the kids are still so small that deep freeze temperatures are not their cup of tea.
This year I have been really taking the time to discover a local gem. A building that contains hours of entertainment for all ages. A space where stories unfold and imaginations flourish. A place that doesn’t cost us a cent to visit…
Our local library.
My children love the library. They love the Librarians, the rows and rows of bookshelves containing for every thought they could imagine, they enjoy the weekly story time, and comfy bean bag chairs. I enjoy perusing my own taste in books while they enjoy their favourites. As a family, it has almost become a tradition to pick out a movie for family movie night. Our library offer free rentals. It is an incredible deal!
Every time I walk into the library with them my heart sings. As a child, the library was my sanctuary and to watch the same feeling blossom in my kids make me incredibly happy.
These winter months are saved by beautiful place like the library. A change of scenery for all of us and a reminder of how amazing the power of a great story can be.
If you have not recently checked out your local library, I urge you too. You may be surprised at the beauty of the library.