Tips for Using the Library with Kids

Libraries are a true gift to kids. However sometimes they require a little bit of planning to make sure your trips to the library are successful. Here are some great tips for using the library with kids from some of our favorite moms and teachers.

Library Resources for Parents from The Educators' Spin On It

It’s National Library Week!  {April 14 to 20}.  How will you celebrate?  

Library Resources for Parents

 I have a confession I LOVE the LIBRARY and have a little trouble just checking out a few books.  Do you have that problem?  Last week we asked our Facebook Fans for tips on how they keep track of their library books.  It's so great to know we have so many creative readers of The Educators' Spin On It.  Here's their Library Book Tips... Do you have a tip to add?  

Tips for Storing Library Books

  • Special Chair
  • Hook in the Laundry Room
  • Special Table
  • Magazine Rack
  • Plastic Crate
  • Library Back
  • Basket
  • Homemade Storage Ideas 
Check out Tips for On Time Returns 

  • Frequent Visits
  • Mark on Calendar Due Dates
  • Keep List on the Refrigerator of Checked Out Books
  • Get email reminders from Library
  • Check out the Same Number Each Time  

Going to the library changes once you have kids.  It's amazing to see how many resources they have to offer from storytime, demo classes, computers to even toys at some libraries.  Although sometimes I find it hard to manage small children at the library, it's so important for them to develop those skills and a love of books!  I figured I might not be alone with this challenge so to help you out we've collected our favorite tips for Visiting the Library with your child. 

Visiting your Library:

Here's a resource of ideas and tips for using the library with kids from some of our favorite bloggers.

10 Ways to Use your Public Library @ Creative Family Fun
9 Tips for Library Visits @ A Mom with a Lesson Plan

The  Ultimate Guide for Library @ Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Library Book Love @ Boy Mama Teacher Mama

How to Find a Good Book @ I Can Teach My Child

Library Tips with Toddlers and Preschoolers:

Tips for Visiting with a Toddler @Growing Book by Book

Toddlers and Libraries Do Mix from Allison McDonald @ Scholastic

Creating Your Own Library at Home:

Make a Home Reference Library from Cathy James @Kids Activities Blog
Little Free Library Visit @ Kitchen Counter Chronicles

Using a Library Cart at  Home from Frugal Fun for Boys

Ideas for Library Pretend Play:

Let’s Play Librarian from Kim @ No Time for Flashcards


Be sure to check out our Spring Into Reading Hangouts for more READING TIPS for your child.


Debbie @ said...

Thanks so much for hosting!

Jen Farr said...

Awesome post, heading off to share it everywhere. We LOVE our local library!

Raising a Happy Child said...

Library has been part of our life since Anna was 6 months old. I don't know how we would have survived without being able to bring home dozens of new books every week! Too bad that now our city libraries are open only 4 times a week due to budget cuts :(

Growing Book by Book said...

So many great resources! Thanks so much for including our tips for taking a toddler to the library.

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