We visit the library a lot (I know this comes as a giant shock to you). Since Ella was super tiny, we’ve gone at least once a week, and often twice.
Over the years, I’ve gotten better at corralling my children, making it a fun excursion for everyone, and being sure we take home decent books.
Here are some of the things that work for us:
1. Put books on hold. One of the questions I get asked most is “how do you find good books at the library.” I wrote a whole post about the resources I use to find book recommendations and I place holds for anything I’m interested in. I don’t love browsing through the stacks and I’d much rather be assured we’ll be able to pick up at least a handful of books I’m interested in every week.