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If you have children, did you take them to the library often when they were little?

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Yes, we used to take our son to the library often to borrow books, and d.v.d.'s he used to love it, and would ask to go there, and I used to walk with the pram up there for story time, it used to take me a good 40-50 minute walk up there then back again, but we used to enjoy the outing.
Wow. You are a real trooper! I'm tired just thinking about walking that far :0))
by Rice
I did now and then, but life was quite busy way back then......so not as much as I would have liked.
With my last son, we did go more often he loved it.
Now they make them Child friendly, which was not always the case 35 years ago... LOL.

Some are just outstanding, in design and colour, which will make a child want to go, and read!
Yes. Still do.

by kimp
I did. My daughter was a voracious reader! I joined us both up and she would take my share of the books so that she could get more. She's a teacher now so it paid off big time. She still reads like a starving locust. LOL.
by Rice
Not a lot. They have library at kindergarten and primary school, and they have that every week., so there wasn't really a need to go often. We did go in the school holidays, when they had school holiday programs. They would have story time, and performers, such as musicians or plays at the library, and games. They had people come and teach the kids. I remember they had a wildlife show at the library, and they brought snakes for the kids to touch. They taught them about gardening, and they grew their own mini garden. We didn't always go to read, as there was los of other things to do, and they loved it.
I did. Unfortunately the love of reading didn't stick with them. Perhaps they will come back to it when they are older.
I took my kids to our local library today. We go often- at least once a week during school holidays, and every couple of weeks during term time. We read a lot, and this way we always have new and interesting books. The kids also like to use the computers there and they have various free activities on especially in the holidays (programming robots, art and craft things, wildlife shows etc.)
Two out of the three are readers. However I don't think I took them to the library often. Both my husband and I love reading and I think it was just passed on to the kids. This is many years ago.
Yes I did about once a fortnight.
My children were regular visitors, and borrowers, many years ago and I always encouraged reading. Today their children rarely go as they have access to many good books in the school library they use instead and with access to the internet, what they can't find or have the time to search out in the local libraries, they can find on the internet. For me, I try to set aside a couple of hours in the warmer months on a Sunday to recline in a comfy chair under the gazebo with a glass of wine enjoying the fresh air
Yes, I took my sons to the library regularly. The second one more so as I was a full time Mum with him. We used to borrow CDs and DVDs as well as books. I recall one of them toddling off at home to fetch a book he owned when he realised the borrowed DVD he was watching was the same as his book. When we didn't have the internet at home my second son (teenager by then) would sometimes use the internet at the library.

Libraries are great.
I take my son about once a fortnight. He likes to look at the books and enjoys the sing-along they do.
by Vee
Yes, it was lovely staying in the house, on our visits with no tv. They did have an old 1, before the eldest granddaughter was born, but they left it outside on the footpath for anyone who might like it. She's 7 &1/2 now. When she had weeks-end visits to her auntie's place every now & again, when we were visiting, she'd ask to watch the football! Now she plays with her aunties vintage toys & reads lots of books! She was 3 or 4 when she was crying as she watched the start of Nemo, on her father's computer! Sorry, this has nothing to do with libraries!
by Miro
Haha, don't apologise. I always wondered if people could live without tellies! Ha!
by Vee
No I didn't, as they had enough books & things to do at home, & also as I didn't drive, it wasn't easy for me to get them to the local library, as my other 1/2 was doing shift work, Now they've grown up, the eldest 1 loves reading, & the younger one doesn't. Our young granddaughters have always loved reading, as they don't have tv, mobile phones or electronic games! (I love that!) We're always buy them books, that we think they may enjoy reading.
by Miro
I envy your granddaughters. I wish I could throw out the televisions here! Sick to death of hearing, "I want to watch Peppa Pig". >.<
by Vee
Yes, definitely. We borrow books all of the time. The kids are book worms and I am the hungry caterpillar.
I love a visit to the library - reading stories, borrowing things for the kids and things for me (a small treat), a picnic and play in the park outside - good fun!
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