Today we went to the library to return some books we received overdue notices about. Thank goodness this library doesn't charge late fees. This isn't our city library, but since I never seem to return books on time, it's worth the drive!
We arrived at the library just in time for preschool story time. They sang songs, performed a puppet show, and even displayed the pages of the book on a projector screen. Jasmine loved it. Isaiah was sleepy enough to sit still through it. And to top it all off, the program was free!
You don't have to bust your budget to provide your child with social activities. Libraries are a great source of free homeschooling activities like story times, book clubs, chess clubs, writer's groups, research courses, and tours. Most librarians will be happy to help you arrange extra programs, if asked.
We've also had luck finding inexpensive programs through our city recreation center. City parks are always free, and when it's cold or rainy, I take the kids to the local gym to play indoor basketball, soccer, or just run off some steam.
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