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

"The public library is unequivocally frugal living to the max. The membership is free, it lasts for two years and is our family’s new favorite thing."

My First Library Card: You are forgiven if you think the title refers to my four-year-old son’s first library card...

"As a single mom living on a shoestring budget, there are few places I love more than our local library."

" We feel like the library is our home away from home."

"Families and libraries go together naturally."

"It’s a neat feeling to be able to provide for your child and not have to worry about being able to afford it."

"The library is one of the greatest assets that a community can provide for families. "

"What could be better than meeting up at your local library for storytime with other moms who are looking for something fun, organized and free?"

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On a recent summer day, it came to my attention that my children were bored. This alert was not a subtle one; these are not subtle kids. The two syllables of "I'm bored" came out in the droning, whining tone of one of those French...

You would think that as an elementary school teacher with an English minor and a house and classroom full of books that I would frequent the public library as often as possible.

Well, up until a week or so ago, I had never been the...

...which he indeed got Tuesday at the Merriam Park Branch Library in Saint Paul, and of which he is extremely proud. He signed his card himself (so cute it hurts a little) and...

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...

Laura Curley of Chicago got her son a library card as soon as the 3-year-old could write his name. She’s grateful for the wealth of knowledge the library offers her now 4-year-old son, who favors authors Roald Dahl and Mary Pope. But...

Our family loves our library!  We are fortunate to have a fantastic library in our town.  When our daughter Shaylee was 3 months old, we took her to the library.  They had a program where they gave you a free tote bag and children'...

Going to the library is my kids’ favorite rainy-day activity.  And since we live in the damp Pacific Northwest, we go often! 

Our trips to the library began when the boys were little and we went to the weekly baby and...

Ande Fraser, a home-schooling mother of three based in Smithburg, Maryland, says she had to learn to “think outside the box” when she found out her 10-year-old son, Carrington, was dyslexic.

“We had to look at how we were...

Each of us found our own path to the library.  The Mom is what you’d call a bibliophile; she loves books and the library.  Her relationship began 36 years ago when Miss Bennett invited the children to storytime. The Mom sat down...

We go to the library every Saturday like clockwork.  We usually wind up spending a couple of hours there and find a lot of things to talk about afterward.  Saturday night is family movie night so we will usually pick up a DVD to watch...

The library is one of the greatest assets that a community can provide for families.   Where else can you go and find rows and rows of books, access to computers, DVDs, music, games for kids, and activities and programming designed to...

The library has been a staple part of our activities and schedule for as long as I can remember being a mom. What could be better than meeting up at your local library for storytime with other moms who are looking for something fun, organized and...