When a night out on the town includes a frozen coffee and a few hours spent browsing through books, you know you’re a nerd. Thankfully there’s a place in this world for nerds and apparently it’s in my house.
My children recently received a monetary gift from someone in my family. Because they are following closely in my pathetic footsteps, they both chose to spend their money on books. Honestly, I couldn’t be more pleased.
Reading is not only fundamental, but it is the key that opens the door to the rest of a child’s life. Without books this world would be a dull place to live. How about that for NERDY?
If you aren’t using your library, you’re allowing a wonderful free resource to go to waste, especially if you have kids. Despite the fact that I’ve been on the libraries’ Most Wanted list, I’ve learned that librarians can be quick to forgive. It helps when you fund a new wing with your overdue fees.
Seriously, libraries usually have summer programs for kids filled with special activities and art projects. For all of you non-nerds, they sometimes even show movies. Let’s not forget that they host book clubs and they always provide an air-conditioned space to read. Free AC is important when it’s a 100 degrees out and you only own two fans.
I should become a spokeswoman for libraries nationwide. Maybe my fondness stems from the fact that FringeMan thinks I look like a librarian. I don’t know. At any rate, pack up your kids and head to the library and let them discover a love for books. You won’t regret it!
I know you’re wondering if this post will ever end, but I want to share a book that FringeKid loves. She’s tricky. She claims that she doesn’t like mysteries, but I find that hard to believe since she’s my daughter. When I was her age, I was nearly a professional spy. At any rate, no mysteries. She also won’t read a book that is too thick. While my son views large books as a challenge, my daughter will not even crack the cover. She is more of a colorful pictures and witty words type of gal.
So here is her latest book recommendation.