A QUOTE TO START THINGS OFF WITH
I see a young boy Saying He's going to run away. Deep inside, It's already happened. Ronny Dibbern (Grade 8) From Ten-Second Rainshowers: Poems by young people. Compiled by Sanford Lynne
Friday, January 9, 2009
Libraries are a staple in the Roller family. My across the street neighbor when I was growing up was the Elk Grove Village Public Library. We were never able to borrow sugar, but I could get a cook book out, if I wanted to. Now, many years later, while I don't live as close to one as I did, libraries are still near to my heart.
A couple times a year our family embarks on library week. We stop formal schooling for a week and visit at least 1 library each day.
Here are the kids at the main library in Madison, WI.
In all we hit 5 libraries in 2 states. Library Week works for us because:
1) Libraries are fun, inexpensive places to learn and relax.
2) While library week gives us a break from our regular classroom environment, it does give me many ideas for future studies.
3) A well planned library week allows us the opportunity to drop in on friends and family and to visit other towns and cities. This type of multi-task travelling is educational as well as economical.
Even though we home school, I think library week can work for any family regardless of their educational choices. Spring, Winter or Summer breaks make the perfect time for library week. This is actually when we have done most of ours, so as not to interfere with Awana, and co-ops. Even if you have no children or no children at home, visiting libraries with your spouse or significant other can make an excellent date night.
So, library week works for me. If you'd like to see what works for other bloggers click here to go to the Works for me Wednesday page at Rocks in my Dryer.
Next Time: The Electrician who was an Angel