My friend, Hollye, posted on her blog about the downtown library's story-time. I have always wanted to take Caroline to the downtown library - it's just one of those things I kept putting off. We made a date to go today and although Hollye had to cancel, we set off for the library.
Boy am I glad we did!! It is delightful! It shocked me when I walked in because I had no idea it was that large and beautiful. We walked all the floors (3), enjoying the architecture and scoping out what each room held. There is a wonderful room devoted to the story of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights. I'll post about that another day. Our favorite part was the children's area on the 2nd floor. Pictured above is the entrance to the children's theater.
At 11:30, we went in the theater for Story-time. The "Professor" drew a picture of the character in the book while he sang a song that made me cry. I was amazed at his drawing abilities - it looked exactly like the book cover!! There was juggling, puppets, a wonderful story by Rosemary Wells, singing and fun. I met some nice parents and we just had a lovely time! After that, Caroline looked through the books and sat on the little couch and chairs, reading to herself. It makes my heart glad to see her reading so well. She loves it.
After that, we got online on their super speedy connection and watched a Mister Rogers video about how they make sneakers. Too cool. We both love Mister Rogers.
When we left the library, we ate lunch at our favorite Mexican place, Baha Fresh. Yum! Then we sang praise and worship songs at the top of our lungs all the way home. Now we're chillin' out, waiting for it to be time to go to church.
It's been a great day! Hope yours was as well.