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Can you tell we just picked up holds at the library?

While I was making dinner last night, I noticed that the house was really quiet. No one was playing (or fighting!), and I thought that was odd until I remembered we’d just picked up a bunch of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books from the library.


Sonia and Zoe reading

Sonia’s read them all before, but she’s still interested in re-reading them.   And somehow, Zoe hasn’t read them before, so she is DEFinitely interested.

They both can read books several levels above these, but man, Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is just fun no matter what level you read at.

While we’re at it, can we talk again about how wonderful the public library system is?   I can’t even begin to imagine how much it would cost to buy all the books that we read.

(Or how much space it would take to store them all!)

I take it for granted sometimes, but being able to borrow books for free and then return them later is really quite marvelous.

Could we also talk about how wonderful the online hold system is?   Ordering books from multiple branches and walking in a week later to find them all neatly waiting for me on the hold shelf is kind of magical.

I dearly love the library.

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Saturday 16th of April 2016

Library holds are the best! We live near the county line so I have a card for our county and also the neighboring county. One of the libraries has an overdrive account for digital books & audiobooks as well. It's wonderful to have so many books available to read & listen to!


Tuesday 12th of April 2016

I also work at a public library (my favorite job by far) and I hardly ever leave without bringing home something new to read, watch or listen to.

My kids have been reading and re-reading so many books, I cannot imagine how much money we would have to spend if we had to buy all of them, plus sharing is caring, so I'm very happy they are not catching dust on our bookshelves.

The library is an invaluable resource for homeschooling families and a wonderful place to make friends.

Linda Sand

Tuesday 12th of April 2016

I got my first library card when I was in kindergarten and was a regular library user until we retired. Then I bought an eReader and became a fan of ebooks. Amazon Prime lets me read many books for free and sends me a list every day of free books I can download that day. I read a lot but my allergist is thrilled that I no longer have a houseful of bookcases.


Tuesday 12th of April 2016

Here's a question for you! When I was a kid, we pronounced her name like it rhymed with wiggly. Basically Piggly Wiggly. But, I've heard her name pronounced like it rhymed with giggle. How do you guys pronounce it?

Maybe I need an ear trumpet.


Tuesday 12th of April 2016

We always pronounce it like you'd pronounce "wiggle", since it's spelled that way. I've always thought that was the right way, although I have a feeling Mrs. Piggle Wiggle wouldn't have been offended if we pronounced her name wrong. ;)


Tuesday 12th of April 2016

Oooh, oooh - I love my library, too! We just got back from it about an hour ago, actually. And my library has something every mother of young children loves - a DRIVE THRU reserve pick up!


Tuesday 12th of April 2016

I would have LOVED that when my kids were littler!

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