Chapter Forty- Wauwatosa Library Story Time

Three cheers for free drop-in story time!  The kids and I met my sister-in-law and her son at the Wauwatosa Public Library.  Story Time is in sessions at this library, so check the website before you head there.  There are a few different times and kinds, but we went to the 11:15am session and it’s way less crowded than the 9:30am one.  Good thing because we had five children with us!

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Miss Annie led the group in songs and stories.  She’s charismatic and calm at the same time, if that can be true.  This is a really short story time, only 20 minutes or so.  Great for little ones with short attention spans, but our crew definitely didn’t want it to end.  The twins were a little hesitant to stand up and sing at first, but having a big sister to pave the way helped out.

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We watched a puppet show, “The Soup Opera”.  All the kids were enthralled with the singing (played through the CD player).  Little A insisted on more well after the final applause.

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The artwork takes you inside the world of books (duh), and it definitely reminds me of the public library I went to growing up.

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In the main section of the Children’s Library, you’ll find books and puzzles to stay busy.

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You used to have to check out the puzzles, but apparently you can just go behind the desk and get them yourself.

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Teamwork!

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This trip was a success.  Kids socialized, sang songs and were entertained.  We left without any injuries or temper tantrums…not bad!  There isn’t a place that I know of in the library where you can have snack or lunch, so we headed home for mac ‘n cheese.  In the summer we could have had a picnic on the grass, though.

Stay warm, folks!

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