Libraries go beyond the possible, heading into the realms of the imagination in developing places for children and young people.
This is what we heard at Dolphin Booksellers from the 10 Coolest Libraries for Kids programme.
Watch a video, listen to a CD, play with a puppet, look at stuff under a microscope, or check out a discovery box!
At The Children's Library Lab at The Journey Museum at Rapid City, South Dakota, U.S.A.
Instilling a love of reading at a young age can be an invaluable asset in the life of anyone. It helps them in the success at school and I'm sure there is some research somewhere that shows children who read early have a greater understanding of the world.
The Onlinecollege courses in the US is the place to find the information and we hope to work with them to bring information across the Big Pond.
In Princeton, New Jersey , Jennifer Greenstein Altmann writes about transforming Cotsen Children's Library into a literary wonderland.
"Princeton New Jersey -- Walk through the doors, and you enter a replica of a garden with five-foot animal topiaries made of fiberglass. There are stools shaped like daisies and a table with sunflowers growing out of it, with benches that look like hedges. Beyond the garden is a miniature house with a bookshelf that doubles as a staircase, which children can climb to reach a reading loft."
It's a really interesting article and we were very excited about this as a development. What a place to sit and read? Just think what can happen?
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"Laura Bohn '03, a volunteer at Cotsen Children's Library, finds a cosy reading nook in the trunk of a 17-foot bonsai tree that soars over the new installation at the Cotsen gallery".
(Images featured from the Coolest Libraries original article)
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