Beth from Illinois

As a single mom living on a shoestring budget, there are few places I love more than our local library. Ever since my son was a baby we’ve been regulars, dropping by for pop-in story time, sing-a-longs, and even kid yoga. Now that my “baby” is 6, we’re still regulars, only now he is the one who searches for the monthly calendar and circles all the events that look interesting. From learning how to make a paper airplane to dropping in for family movie time, our public library has become our home away from home.

Another thing I love about our library is their game selection. In our house, Wednesday night is family game night so it is always fun to try out new games we checked out from the library. Last week, we checked out “The Game of Life,” which was fun until my 6- year-old “got married and had a child” all in one turn making me a very unhappy “grandmother.” Next week we are going to check out “Sorry,” or “Trouble” or any other game that doesn’t include calling me granny!

All in all, we love our library and I feel so lucky it’s just down the street!

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