Because COVID has kept libraries closed to visitors for months, there is no opportunity to browse, hold and discover books for your kids and yourself.
This was our favorite part of going to the library before COVID!
Before COVID, I was taking my kids to the library 1-2 times per week to pick out a stack of books – short storybooks to read at bedtime, chapter books for them to read on their own, and books and magazines for me as well. Well, unfortunately that disappeared quickly when the world shut down this spring!
But the libraries tried new things – offering online library catalog orders and curbside pickup. We tried this, and enjoyed a few trips to pick up the books, but it just wasn’t the same. I have no idea if my kids will like a book from the cover and a brief description. I want to hold it and look through it. Nonetheless, we did some curbside pickups, and it sort of held us over this summer.