Boone County Library- Burlington, KY

We are huge library fans!  I always make it a habit of getting to know every library in the area we are living.  I will start by looking them up online and seeing if they have any events that we are interested in.  Often we visit during events or on rainy/cold days that would keep us in the house.  The kids and I get sick of being in the house.  I have been known to drive for up to an hour to spend a day in a library.  We revisit our favorites.  I have made friends at the library.  I have volunteered at libraries.  The whole family loves to read.  Ivy and I will sometimes bring our own laptops or tablets to take advantage of the free wi-fi.  They really are the perfect public place to spend a day with your family on a budget.

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This photo of Isabella was taken in the play room in the Children’s area at the Main branch of the Boone County Library located in Burlington, KY.  This is a great library.  The first floor is more for grown-ups.  The second floor includes the children’s area and event rooms.  There is a small café that serves lunch. We have not tried this yet.  There are always programs, classes, and events going on here.  We have attended a free classical concert, art shows, a Lego show, and many children’s classes/activities at this location.  Best of all, they were all free!  Some classes require reservations.  You can find a list of all their events on the website and make reservations.

They hold children’s events in the room pictured above so it is not always available for play space. There is another play area which includes a puppet theater and computers loaded with children’s programs.  There is typically puzzles and coloring sheets out.