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Summer Reading

In this tough economy, I find I am always looking for very inexpensive or free things to do with my kids. And now that school is out, there is a lot of “doing” that needs to happen.

Yesterday we went to the library in Poulsbo. I know we are not the only family that has visited the library this summer. This was made obvious because it was hard to find a few of the books we wanted to check out. We had to put 2 on hold because each of those 2 books were checked out in all of the combined KRL libraries.

Did you know you can put books on hold from your computer at home?

I didn’t. I tend to just pick from the offerings available at the branch I visit. I’m not a super-inquisitive type, so I missed this “feature” of our library system. I found I was quite pleased to learn I could do some of our book planning from home. With 3 kids, it sure is nice not to have to make a trip just to return home empty handed. Just visit krl.org to get started!

We visited the library yesterday to get my kids hooked up with the summer reading program. Quoting from their site, “Starting June 13th, read (or be read to) for ten hours and receive a FREE paperback and a Kitsap County Fair & Stampede ticket.” It really is a great program to help incent one’s kids to get their reading on, yo 🙂

My 7 year old wanted to get set up as soon as it began, but I pushed it off for other “things” we had to do. So when we got home yesterday, she dug into Junie B. Jones and filled in 2 of her 15 minute spots right away. Meanwhile, my 4 year old daughter sat “reading” her big books on the couch.

If you are looking for some free activity options for your kids, the Kitsap Regional Library offers more than shelves of books too! There are fun events (such as puppeteers, magicians and The Reptile Man) throughout the summer at the various libraries in Kitsap. Click here to find the schedule.


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