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Connect with your kids @ your library: the ALA campaign

bookmark-connect284The following is an abstract from the ALA guide to spending quality family time together.

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 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.

Activities are grouped by themes so you can quickly flip through and find something that’s right for you:

●LEARN

●EXPLORE

●CONNECT

●PLAY

●CREATE

…So whether you’re looking for an activity for an hour, an afternoon or a full day, we invite you to take just a few minutes right now to plan your next adventure at your library. And let the quality time begin!

To read more: http://atyourlibrary.org/sites/default/files/connectfiles/connect-family-activity-guide.pdf

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