Story time for little gibbons!

ORL

What a nice surprise! The other day after school, my kids and I decided to visit the Mission branch of the Okanagan Regional Library. It was time for some new books, so we went right to the children's area (as usual). Kyla and Lincoln suggested that we start from the letter "A", in hopes that we might find something familiar...and we did! They were thrilled to see our book actually on the shelves with the official ORL classification label and maple leaf...so exciting!

This was a moment that we have been looking forward to ever since this project began. I remember the day when they first asked me, "Dad, is your book going to be in the library?" To be honest, at the time I wasn't sure if that would ever happen. This really is a dream come true for all of us!

We love the library and have enjoyed going there ever since the Baby Time sessions at the downtown branch. Back then, my kids already were making positive associations with the library and reading in general. Then it was Toddler Time, Pre-Schooler Time and all the fun events along the way, including Puppet shows and the summer reading contest! We became "regulars" and some of our fondest memories came upon those colourful mats and bean bag chairs.

We are so thankful to all of the amazing staff for helping to further our kids' interest in reading and learning, while at the same time keeping things entertaining for all. I encourage everyone to investigate their local branch and take advantage of all the great programs for children. There are so many adventures inside just waiting to be discovered!

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