I hope everyone had a great Homeschool week. This week for Field Trip Friday’s I wanted to highlight an outing we make fairly often. The Library! We have always been Library patrons but when we moved here we stopped going for a time. Our children have grown up going to Libraries with multi-levels that were just huge. Now that we are living rural the Library is just one room. Maybe 700 square feet.
At first one might think what does a library that small have to offer? Let me tell you it has been the best experience ever. We have a wonderful Librarian that greets people by name when they come through the door. She is a wealth of information and is so helpful. The children will come in and browse at what is there but because it is smaller, the wonderful world of inter-library loan has been opened up to us. Previously, I knew the service existed but because our library was so big I never felt the need to pursue it. I would just settle for what was available in our own library.
There are also various educational opportunities to take part in. Our library is going to be having a little workshop on the water cycle where the children get to build their own terrariums. This Saturday they are having a BBQ and the children are looking forward to attending that too! If you are new to the world of Homeschooling and Field Trips seem daunting, why not start with a trip to your local library. You might even find some ideas for future outings at your library. Hope you will share some of your Homeschool Field Trips with us!!