A Little Time and a Keyboard: School's Out: Check Your Local Library!

Monday, November 19, 2012

School's Out: Check Your Local Library!

With school out, it definitely can be difficult to keep the munchkins entertained. In fact, I am sure that many of us were already pulling our hair out the minute the school doors opened up and the kids ran out on Friday afternoon. (In fact, I tried running the other way, but I did not get very far!) You can never have enough activities in your back pocket to keep the kiddos busy. One of the best places to check for activities is your public library because the activities are not only enriching but are also free!

Today, we spent a little time at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library during one of their "Boredom Busters." For an hour, kids were able to play with large-size games (think Alice in Wonderland) as well as a host of other games. My daughter had a blast and was able to play games with a bunch of different children. Our library has these large games out to play from time to time, so if you are in our area, make sure to check the schedule! Look at the fun games below:

This week, our library also has a production of Alice in Wonderland presented by the Emerald City Theater Company on Wednesday from 1PM-2PM. Also, for the 10-13-year-old set, the library will be hosting a life-size  Angry Birds event on Friday, November 23 from 1:00PM-2:00PM. You do need to register for both events. You can register at ahml.info.

This just a sampling of what libraries may have to offer. I have also been to puppet shows, tai chi events, crafting events and costume parties at the library. You never know what kind of fun is happening in the library! If you are looking for something to do this week or a back-up, boredom buster, check your library for a cost-effective and enriching option!


  1. Thanks for the idea! I needed something on Friday and the baby storytime is perfect for us! Hopefully, he'll sit still long enough to listen :)

    1. Hi, Lisa! I am sure that he will. I used to bring my daughter to the baby storytimes as well. They would have a short story or two and playtime. Sometimes there was something interactive with the story like a felt board. Have a great Thanksgiving!