Today I took my children to Henleaze Library for the first time in over a year. I love books; our house is full of them and we read to the kids every day. I believe encouraging children to look at and read books at an early age is really important.
However, living in this area, we lack a library very close by, so we have not been in a long while. There is Cheltenham Road Library, but it is a bit too far from where we live to be a convenient walk. Although it is a twenty minute walk from where we are, I have always taken my children to Henleaze Library.
I like Henleaze Library’s space, open layout and modern feel. Plus, the children’s selection of books is vast. I like the little sofas and big, squishy cushions for children to sit on to read books in comfort. Plus I have many happy memories of rainy Saturday mornings spent there when I was a child 🙂
To be honest, when I have taken my son to the Library before, he preferred to run around and explore. Today was no exception, however, he was more interested in books this time. I tried to help him pick big, colourful story books but he was not interested.
He instead ran over to some factual books for older children and picked out a book on warfare. I diplomatically put the book on warfare back and instead found a book on robots which he enjoyed.
My daughter loves books and enjoyed going to the library. Here she is looking at a book on animals that she enjoyed…
My son liked the giant, cardboard cut-out of the transformer robot in the library…
I finally found him a story book about a prince which he said he would like me to read to him.
I had a quick look through the adult fiction section. I thought how lovely it would be to visit the library on my own one day and get lost in a sea of books for an hour or so. I look forward to when the library on Gloucester Road finally gets built. I think it will be a fantastic for children and adults in the area 🙂