If you plan to travel over the holiday weekend, be sure to pack Richland Library with you before heading to your final destination, especially for the kids.
Whether you are driving, flying or taking the train, we have a number of free resources available with a Richland Library card. Our staff in the Children's Room at our Main location are offering up a few things to try that also don't take up a lot of space.
- Playaway Launchpads are a new addition to our collection. Essentially, they're self-contained tablets for different age groups that feature learning apps, videos and comics. You don't need access to WiFi. Just turn on the device, and it will power up anywhere.
- Board books that focus on traveling can turn into a fun game for the whole family. They're also very durable for your little ones. One suggested title is Backseat A-B-see by Maria Van Lieshout. If you're in the car, you see a lot of road signs, and it can become a great learning experience.
- Search-and-find books can help distract children. Where's Waldo remains a popular choice. They can spend hours trying to look for the red-and-white stripped shirt.
- Audiobooks help readers consume books differently. It becomes ear reading, which is beneficial because the audio book teaches kids about voice and expression, which can help with their own speaking and articulation.
If you're not able to get to a library location or if you find yourself in a last-minute bind, don't fret! Richland Library is open 24/7 online, offering a large selection of downloadables.
These resources were recently featured during a morning interview segment with WLTX over the 2018 holiday season.
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