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Apr 7 2008

Summer and Kids

by Ev S

It’s that time of year again moms and dads. The time where we start counting the days until the kids go back to school. Yup, it’s summer vacation.  While the kids are hopping around in joy, you’re probably wondering what to do with the little critters for the summer.

Now if you’d like you can go for some high cost options: American Adventures, Six Flags Over Georgia, and Six Flags White Water.  You’ll spend a ton of money at these places. I know, I once went with five adults, one teenager, and two children. We were all broke and exhausted by day’s end. But even if you go to all these places twice during the summer you’ll still get the infamous “I’m booooored!” whine.

There are less expensive places that are educational like: Zoo Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta Botanical Gardens, BabyLand General, Imagine It! Children’s Museum, and CNN tours.  But you get the same set of problems as from the more expensive places; they’re bored and you’re broke.

There is really only one place that I know of that will not break the bank and keep the kids happy. Yup, you guessed it (or should have), the library.  We’ve got the same thing we have all year round: books, CDs, DVDs, audio books, and computers.  But we also have dynamic children’s programming.  I know that at my branch we will have storytellers, magicians, crafts, food, animals, how to draw comics, and more. And that’s just one library.

So check out what’s going on this summer at your library. Not only are these programs fun and educational, they’re FREE!

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