Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The Amazing Fairhope Library: A Fun Place for Kids of All Ages!



Photo courtesy of Fairhope Supply Co.

 The August meeting of the Southern Bloggers Jubilee was held at the Fairhope Public Library. Blogging + friends + library = HAPPY! After our very informal show-and-tell style meeting, we were given a tour by Library Director Tamara Dean. My focus was on the children's area and the variety of activities offered specifically for toddlers, preschoolers, school-agers, and their parents. Take a look at just a few things the Fairhope Library has to offer! 


 This sign makes Professor Storytime's heart soar! Parents can keep up with the schedule of children's activities by checking the library's online events calendar.

Computers with color coded keyboards and touch screen monitors engage young minds. (Tamara tells us the grandparents love them too!)



 Budding artists have a place to sit and create.


 There are comfortable places to sit and share a book.


 Audiobook versions of favorite children's books are available too. Children can look at illustrations while they listen to the story.





 Displays help young readers choose books. This front cover display has a back-to-school theme.

 The back wall offers a wide array of books on parenting. Placing these titles in the children's section is brilliant! 

There is more to know about the Fairhope Public Library. Check out these blogs by others in our group!






10 comments:

  1. The children's section in the library and Mr. Gene's Beans ice cream store are two of my favorite places in town! - And the shoe store. Don't forget that!

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  2. So true. Today I went to lunch at Panini Pete's, stopped by Brenny's Jewelers to pick up a watch that had been repaired, shopped at Simply Divine, then stopped by the Fairhope Library. If I had made it to Page & Palette, it would have been the perfect day!

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  3. Here's a few things I enjoy about working at the library. I love handing out stickers when I issue a new card to a child. You'd think I'd given the first grader a C-note the way their eyes light up when I hand over a F READ om Captain America sticker. Plus, I like stopping in at story time to listen to Ms. Julia or Ms Julee sing during lap sit or read to the toddlers. The expressions on those cherubic faces are priceless.

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    1. That is great. I'm so glad children get excited about visiting the library. You mentioned singing??? I may have to withdraw my offer to read aloud at story time!

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  4. Thank you for featuring all of our blogs here. I love the simple and informative way that you write. I'm taking notes! You are the journalist I want to be when I grow up.

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    1. Haha! Thanks Kim. I'm learning to use fewer words but it doesn't come easily.

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  5. Such a lovely and concise sum-up of the amenities available at the library for kids. I like that this post was picture heavy and word poor. . .or something like that. Anyway, nicely done!

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    1. Thanks Hope. That was the objective. Glad you picked up on it!

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  6. Thank you! Our kids are having fun and learning new things . This looks like so much fun for them.


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  7. Libraries have so much to offer children beyond the books. Thanks for your comment!

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