Connect with your kids @ your library

We started the Connect with your kids @ your library campaign with a single question: how can the library help parents spend quality time with their families?
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Starr LaTronica, president, Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, writes in the Huffington Post about  ‘Libraries Working To Bridge The Cultural Divide’

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Is there anything we can give our children that is more exciting, more educational, more free than a library card?

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Spending quality time with our kids and teens is critical to their growth and development—and it fosters strong bonds and relationships. But, in our fast-paced lives, finding opportunities for quality time together can be a daily challenge.

We’re working and commuting longer hours. Our kids’ schedules are packed. Budgets are tight. And planning even small outings takes time and energy.

Fortunately, there are a variety of things to do, new adventures to begin, and amazing things to learn—right at your library.

Libraries are the place to connect with your kids.

School and public libraries open up new worlds, spark imagination, encourage reading, help develop critical thinking and prepare and support kids and teens in school and life.

And most of the materials and programs available at your library are free!

We hope you’ll use this online guide to help you connect with your kids and find ideas for activities you can do together—at the library, at home and in your community.

And let the quality time begin!