Have you ever thought of visiting a library at your vacation spot as part of your family’s travel plans? I’m sure that, at first, this may sound strange or odd. But, take a few minutes to think about it.
Libraries all over the US are seeking ways to better serve the public. Most of them have very active children’s sections with regular readings, puppet shows, children’s art displays, and computer activities all aimed at fostering a love of reading.
My parents retired to live in a senior citizen community just north of Orlando, Florida. When we visited them, we, of course, included trips to the many theme parks in the area. But, that wasn’t all – we also regularly visited the Orlando Public Library. My sons had interesting adventures in the children’s section amongst the great books available! Their imagination was the limit!
Search the internet about the library located at your vacation spot. The website www.publiclibraries.com is helpful to find one with just one easy click. On the website for the Orlando Public Library, I found some very interesting topics for adults and children: a class on learning how to pack healthy lunches for kids; a talk on family adventures by a travel author; “end of summer” events with costumes and prizes; and much more.