Saturday, June 26, 2010

Library Fun

As any self respecting home schooler will tell you, we love the library. Go at least twice a week, in the summer probably more. Love the summer reading program and all the activities that go along with it. Most summers we join 2-3 different library programs to get in all the fun activities. This morning was a beading workshop. Here Grace is making a beaded hairclip. While she was in the workshop I went to the book sale they have every Saturday. Since it is a small library in a small town, the turnover in books is not as often as a book lover might like.But today I hit bit. In the top picture is A Fill for Joan, Anne of Green Gables (All three stories), Charles Dickens (Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, and A Tale of Two Cities, the little thin book on the bottom is a pen and ink drawing book.
In this next picture is Food Drying, The Trumpet of the Swan, Alice in Wonderland, and Nature Nurture. Got all of them for 8 dollars. Yeah! Also checked out some books on chickens, building coops, bread making, and a daily life of the Amish. Lots of reading going on around here and planning for the chickens.


8 comments:

DeanO said...

Great reads - My mother implemented a program when we were kids of reading a minimum of 30 minutes a day. Mother would purchase us any books we desired so I had all of C.S. Lewis, Tom Swift and the Hardy Boys. The books you mentioned in your first picture are all books in my parents library. It's sad but reading books seems to be falling by the wayside. You know that 1/2 hour soon turned into an hour or more.

Pebblekeeper said...

We love the library as well. :) We just started the new library program this week! Thanks for stopping by the Lake School blog!

Alex said...

We love our local library! We take part in all the programs too and even though ours is a small library, it is part of a county wide system, so we can request lots of books:)

Catherine said...

We do love our little library! But, we also love being part of the bigger library system. My kids feel too "old" to be part of the library reading programs these days, but I remember when we were keeping track of books and filling out all those little cards! Have fun!

Leslie said...

What fun finds! I love book sales and it has been too long since I've been to one!

You asked about Rebecca's plans for the future. She wants to be a Mommy. That is her heart's desire. She would love to adopt and would also love to homeschool. I think she'll be a great Mom! Thanks for your sweet comments about her.

Blessings
Leslie

Deb said...

That makes me want to go check out my library sale!

brightandnew said...

Well done! You have some great books, there!

~Our library doesn't have activities such as the one Grace took part in, which is a shame. They do have a really good summer reading programme, though. I hope that, in the future, ours may have some activities for the children as they have recently started up a crochet and knitting group, along with a Book Group - they are heading in the right direction!

Looking forward to reading about your chickens :)

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Before we moved rural,I used to love going to Story time our library ran for the kids,It is abit far now though.