Having my own daughter enjoy reading, writing and sharing her experiences with me and her dad is extremely important to me. Every night I read with her and we sing all the time! Reading has to be made fun, books are fabulous for the imagination and to help little personalities grow. Every parent should join the library, or just buy one book and share the joy of literature with their children.
A home printed and laminated bookmark with the word ‘Mother’ on it. It was printed off from the website http://www.activityvillage.co.uk, which is an online resource for printable children’s activities such as colouring pages, crafts and puzzles, etc.
I am guessing that a child gave this to his/her mother, maybe for Mother’s day (it is from the Mothering Sunday printable bookmarks section of the website). I’m curious to know why it wasn’t coloured in before being laminated and presented.
There are lots of free bookmarks and bookplates that can be printed off from the site (http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/free_printable_bookmarks.htm). My favourites are the dinosaur bookmarks, complete with facts about the dinosaurs featured (http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/pdfs/dinosaur—bookmarks-factfile.pdf).
Unfortunately I do not know what book the Mother bookmark was found in.
I want people without access to the internet at home to be able to use the computers. I want community information direct from the community. I want professional librarians to be able to offer professional advice, face-to-face, human to human. I like the storytime; the make-and-do; the exhibitions… and all those other things libraries have to offer. I want to keep the heart of the community at the heart of the community.
Original: Author Phillip Ardagh, Telegraph (British newspaper), 13th March 2012.
Where I saw it: LIS Talk article, CILIPUpdate magazine, April 2012.
Just found a great source of quotations about books, reading and libraries. I shall definately use some of them for work. Click the title above to go to the website.
I had to repost this. It is an brilliantly written piece about the privatization of libraries. Click the post title above for the full article.
As a child, the library was my haven. A space where I could quietly read and let my imagination run free. Every summer, my mom would take us to our local library where we allowed to choose a handful of books to take home. The library was a safe place, a sacred place, a place where if you spoke…