Our homeschool support group (YEAH..York Educators At Home) designates two weeks every April for us to show our local library our appreciation for all they do to help us as homeschoolers. Yesterday we participated in that at our local branch. We’ve been going to the same library branch ever since our oldest was a baby so our kids have literally grown up there. Even now, we visit the library typically once a week so the library is a very important part of our homeschooling. So when I have a chance to say Thank You to them, I always try to take part.
We took some mason jars and filled them with pre-wrapped hard candy. Then I cut out pieces of fabric to fit over the top and we attached a small card with some twine. I wrote a nice thank you note in the cards. We visited each department of the library and told them what we were doing and gave them the little gift. They were all very excited and enjoyed our visit very much.
This was a very simple way to teach my kids how to show appreciation to people who are helpful to us and sometimes overlooked. It was also one of those times in life when I was just too busy to slow down and take pictures, so this was about all I got as we were heading into the library! Oh well…
There are lots of other things you can do for your local librarians, like bake cookies or make cards. If you have never done this with your kids before, I hope you may give it a try sometime. I’d love to hear any ideas or suggestions if you do!
Until next time,
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