It's rare for our library to be open on a school holiday, but we lucked out today. We arranged to meet Henry's young friend on the children's floor. They love to hang out at the train table, put together puzzles, build with blocks and use the computers. All things that I never imagined doing at the library when I was their age!
After a while, Henry noticed the very large fish tank that is located near the older kids' books. He was soon joined by three other children. Henry began to tell the group about the fish, pointing out their characteristics with much glee. He looked like a museum guide leading a school tour. I just loved watching that. (I try very hard not to take pictures of other peoples' children, so all you see here is Henry studying the puffer fish and his tankmates.
The public library is one community resource for which I am especially grateful. Our local district does a fabulous job meeting the needs of all the village residents, young and old. I wish I could take advantage of their children's programs during the day but we still get a lot of use out the facility. And boy, do I love browsing their online catalog from home. One click and, in a day or two, my book is waiting for me at the drive-up window. Oh, how libraries have changed!