It’s Library Time | Reading Is Fun

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Take advantage of your local library!!!

 

 

 

There’s no better way to get your kids out of the house when you’re on a budget than to head to your local library. It’s about more than just checking out some new books to read together. Today’s libraries offer a world of fun with their free membership.

1. Free Books

Obviously, the most well-known benefit of joining the library is that you and your children are able to read books for free. This means that you’ll never have a stack of books your child is bored with, and your child will be exposed to many different books about all different subjects. And you won’t have to open your wallet.

2. Reading Programs

Many local libraries offer help story-time with including online read-along programs in addition to reading lists for every age, online tutors, and research databases.

3. Free Programs

Most of today’s libraries offer free musical programs, story times and craft hours for children. It’s a great way to get out of the house and have some fun together. Plus your child’s brain will be boosted by the exposure to music, reading, and crafts.

4. Play Areas

If you have children of various ages, you won’t have to worry about keeping the little one entertained while the older one checks out some books or visits story time. There is likely a play area in the children’s section with fun toys to keep your toddler occupied.

5. New Friends

When you visit the local library, you’re likely to meet other parents, which opens the door to making new friends for both you and your children.

6. Discounts at Other Local Spots

Local libraries often offer members discounted visits to local museums, aquariums, and other fun spots for families. All you have to do is ask at the front desk and you can sign out a discount card to take with you to the local children’s museum.

7. eBooks

Libraries have entered the digital age. You can borrow eBooks without even leaving your home with a virtual library that can be accessed from anywhere.

Libraries are one of the best resources a town has to offer. If you haven’t taken advantage of the benefits of having a membership, now is the time. Plus, your child will feel so grown up with her own library card.

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Just A Slight Change Of Plans…. | Cary, North Carolina

Loftus Family On The Move

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Well here we are again with another slight change of plans!! We were all set to settle in the Lake Murray South Carolina area and then spent some time in the Raleigh Areas of Cary and Apex and fell in love with the beautiful and progressive towns. Having  After a few promising land scouting trips we discovered that North Carolina suited all of our needs a little better.

Having so many top Universities in close proximity really provides a wonderful blend of educators, outdoor enthusiasts and fun-loving people. Apex , N.C. was even voted the absolute #1 best place to live in America. So we figured we just had to give it a shot. We have spent the last week meeting people, looking for an immediate place to live for the next year or two while focusing on a home build and researching and visiting schools!!! Phew…

Of course we still managed to have fun while working on getting situated by celebrating the 4th of July as well as having a blast with our Cousins from Atlanta who came to Raleigh for a visit. Wow, can’t wait to see what’s in store for the next few weeks….

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What An Amazing Year Ace!!! | Happy Birthday Ace!! 6 Years Old Today.

Happy 6th Birthday Ace

Happy Birthday to the coolest dude on the planet. Ace what an amazing supernova you are, so bright,bold and absolutely on fire. I mean who else could nick name themselves at 2 years old “Acey Fire”.

Mommy, Daddy and Kingston love you so much!

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Happy Birthday to the coolest dude on the planet. Ace what an amazing supernova you are. Just like a shining star, bright, bold and and one of a kind. I mean who else at 2 yrs old could nickname themselves   “Acey Fire”. It is such a joy watching you grow and tackle life with such zeal, joy and wonder. We are so proud of you.

Mommy, Daddy and Kingston love you so much!