Charlotte is ranked third fastest growing city in USA. This means a steady increase in new young families and with all the new young families comes lots of new little ones. To keep this status and keep families from moving in or staying here, Charlotte created environments conducive for little pink feet.
If you are a new stay-at-home mother like me, you ask these questions (especially if you are new to the country):
Where can we go? What can we do? Where will she make friends? Will I be able to find other mommies to talk with, compare with and complain with (maybe even a friend)? I now have the answer. Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries. They have amazing programs for all kids, and whats great about these programs are the fact that they are grouped per age or milestone.
They have a Baby Story-time, a Tiny Tots, a Toddler, a Two Times, a Preschool and a Family Story-time. This is a great service to families in Charlotte and ultimately to our children and their future. Going to the Library as much as we can, instilled a love for reading and books with my little girl, Olivia. She is forever sitting nose deep in a book pretending she can read or carrying books all over the house to either myself or my husband so we can read it to her. This is opening a whole new world for her and to all the other little children attending there story-times.
The Baby story-time is about 20 minutes long and afterwards the ever so friendly library staff, blow bubbles (and who does not love a bubble) and bring out the age appropriate toys for the babies to play with whilst the moms socialize (even though its more like giving lessons to the babies on how to share than being sociable). The story-times always have a theme and the library staff do their best to make it as interesting as possible with puppet shows, felt boards, music, rhymes and other activities – a lot of effort goes in to the preparation for these “classes”.
Being around books whilst having story-time make the kids associate fun with books and reading and you know what they say: Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader.
Lets all do this for our children as this will build on their future as well as their childrens’s futures.
The library has so much more to offer than story-time like computer classes, teenager programs, reading to dogs (Paws to read) to name but a few, so please visit the link below to find the library closest to you and the schedule for these and other events.