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More on the Miblary (as Kepler says) Adventure

Kepler and I visited two more branches today. I’ve decided that grouping them makes more sense because of time and distance. 
I’d been to the first branch we visited but never to the second. Our visit to the second was interesting. This must be the smallest branch in the entire system. The parking lot only had 10 spaces. 

He enjoyed both, as did I, but I was very tired when we got home. I think I must hold my breath/stay tense when driving to an unfamiliar area. 

I got the feeling that the tiny branch might be where they put new hires. I overheard a librarian talking about the summer reading program and what she was saying made it sound like it was all new to her. 

The branches all have little differences. It would be pretty interesting to me to study them. But for the time being, we’ll stick with our visits and sussing out the children’s area in each branch.

By the way, the photo is of a huge water tower which is part of the Cincinnati water works. It’s just nearly on top of the tiny branch. I bet they have great water pressure!

104 Days of Summer Vacation

imageThat’s a snippet from the Phineas and Ferb theme song. We love Phineas and Ferb around here! And we also love summer vacation!

As each of our children have done at some point, our 16yo daughter has recently shifted into high gear when it comes to friends. She has always been social; she has reached a developmental step where she is paying more attention to her friends than her family. And this is perfectly ok. It’s just a difference from a few months ago.

So, Kepler and I will be spending a great deal of time together this summer, one on one. We started today with the great library adventure of 2015. There are 41 branches of our public library system and we are going to visit all of them this summer.

His delight at a new branch was  palpable. He couldn’t quite take in all these new books and new DVDs to choose from. It was great fun. With my new movie making skills, I’m compiling photos and video to make an epic film of our adventure later on this summer.

Great start to the summer!