Libraries are great resources for families with young children; you can find books,
entertainment, educational and cultural enrichment, literacy tips, and other valuable
Top 9 reasons to go visit:
Free programs and activities: From author visits to puppet shows to family films,
libraries offer programs with kid appeal after school, on the weekends, and during the
summer. Ask your librarian for the schedule of upcoming events.
Story times: There's nothing like hearing a good story read by someone who loves to
read aloud. Libraries are terrific settings for story times which often include finger
plays, games, songs, and crafts that can be learned and enjoyed again at home.
Workshops: Many libraries offer workshops that can help enrich your life as an
adult and support you as a parent. At many libraries, it is possible to learn to knit,
prepare your taxes, update your resume, gain computer skills, or improve your parenting
Books: Librarians are happy to make recommendations and most public libraries have
a special section just for children's books.
Audiobooks: Listened to a good book lately? Most libraries have a collection of
popular adult and children's titles available for checkout on tape or CD.
Movies: Your public library is a great source for free access to the latest
blockbusters, family movie classics, documentaries, or favorite TV shows.
Music: Want to introduce your children to Beethoven or the Beatles or new
children's songs? Check to see if your library has a collection of music on CD.
Magazines and newspapers: Introduce your child to some of the magazines designed
just for children. With bold photographs, poems and a joke or two, magazines are another
reading choice for beginning readers. Or catch up on the news in your community and share
a smile over the comics.
Computers: Most public libraries offer free Internet access, computers with
educational games for kids, and valuable online resources for teenagers.
Not sure where your local library is?
Hardee and Highlands counties click here: http://myhlc.org/
County click here: http://www.mypclc.org/libraries