National Library Week!
Reading has always been a big part of our family. Some of my earliest memories are of going to the small library in my hometown with my mom to participate in their children educational classes or just to check out some cool new books and the occasional VHS tape.
The American Library Association is celebrating National Library Week this year from April 14th-April 20th with a focus on Communities matter. Libraries all over the nation are hosting events and encouraging sign ups for your free library card. If you aren’t signed up, go now (most even have online sign up)! Libraries have really continued to evolve with the changing times and offer a variety of different services now outside of book rentals. For example, in Miami you can even check out day passes to the local museums and botanical gardens. How cool is that?! I’ve even seen really great free classes offered from Tax Preparation help to computer classes. Libraries have a plethora of DVDs and CDs and even e-books for you to rent if you have a reader lots now offer Laptop rental.
I’m sure your library has a ton to offer, but really only you can find that out what yours has to offer.
In celebration of National Library Week, we put together a list of our favorite books over the years to share with you!
You’ll notice the links are to Amazon which provides us with affiliate sales and helps us run the site if you happen to purchase. It’ll cost you absolutely nothing extra than if you were to find it on Amazon on your own. As always I encourage you to look up your local library catalog and get the book for free!
As Young Children:
- Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
- Peter Pan
- Green Eggs and Ham
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Oh! the Places You’ll Go!
- Where’s Waldo?
- DK Eyewitness Books (Titanic, Earth, Volcano & Earthquake)
- The Harry Potter Series
- The Hunger Games
- Fahrenheit 451
- The Handmaids Tale
- Memoirs of a Geisha
- The Holocaust
- Pet Sematary
What are some cool things about your local library? Please feel free to share in the comments and recommend your favorite books growing up!
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