Five Ways to Use the Library to Beat Summer Boredom

Five Ways to Use the Library to Beat Summer Boredom

Think the library is boring? Think again! Today we throw open your public library doors to reveal programs and possibilities to break up summer boredom.
Library Trish Hull shares five ways to use the library to beat summer boredom.

1. Find a quiet cool corner and sit and read with your child or by yourself.

When you are at the library you have some time away from the phone and chores and can just enjoy an hour or so of pure delight and enjoyment wrapped up in a good book.

2. Join the Summer Reading Club-

Sumer reading isn’t just for kids anymore. Join adults and teens in this summer’s fun

“One World, Many Stories.” You will get prizes for reading and have fun challenging family members to join as well. Everyone needs a reading break this summer.

3. Attend some of the fun programs at your library.

Chess clubs, puppet shows, dance classes, magicians , musicians and authors. Contact your local library and other libraries to see what’s up this summer .Also enter any summer reading art and photo contests.

4. Library and Summer Reading Club Websites

Find a local library website and explore it. Salt Lake county has a great kids page, teen page, readers café, Movies & Music, Research Room and just for the summer a

Summer Reading Club page with lots of games and activities.

5. Download books and music from your local library.

Many libraries now have downloadable ebooks and eaudiobooks. A few also have FREEGAL a legal, free place to download songs to your iPods and mp3 players.

6. Follow your local library on Facebook and Twitter to see what is happening and what is new.

7. Take a “Universal Class.”

Salt Lake County Library services has a great new service for cardholders called “Universal Class”. You can take over 500 free continuing education classes in such areas as: Crafts and Hobbies, Computer Skills, Cooking, Arts and Photography, Business and on and on…….

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