As the sediment of early summer excitement settles to the bottom of August, and camps come to a close, let yourself slip into a slower gear with an unhurried visit to the Central Branch of the
Feel worry give way to calm as you enter the dim, cool chamber of the first floor, grab a book for yourself from the New Arrivals section, and follow behind your kids, shushing them as they clamor up the four flights of stairs to the Children’s Floor.
Settle yourself on a little chair, crack the spine of your novel, and read for a bit as little ones peruse the mini stacks and learn the ropes of proper library etiquette. Feel the warmth of the sun pour through the large windows, casting a cheery glow across the family reading area and encouraging you to stay awhile.
The library is a cornucopia of goodies. Book bins full of choice titles sit low, ready for inspection and well within reach of young patrons. Revolving bookracks spin under the power of small hands, their literary offerings twirling past an excited audience. Movies, magazines, and music are also available, with a plentiful selection
So pick a morning, set your alarm clock late, and stay in your PJs too long. Then pull out your library card, grab your book bag and head over to the Central Branch for a lazy afternoon of family reading at the Central Branch.