If you are anything like me, your eye tends to wander over piles of second-hand books whereever they are displayed. Occasionally it will lead to the rediscovery of a memory from times past. I had this experience when I stumbled upon books by Bill Peet. As a child he was one of my favourite authors and illustrators – a hint at how old and decayed I actually am.
Christchurch City Libraries continues to offer encouragement to all young readers through our community libraries and on our kids website. Nowadays we have our print collections supplemented with an array of electronic resources such as Intrepica for interactive learning, TumbleBook Library for animated books and OverDrive for downloadable ebooks and audiobooks for children and their parents alike!
Of course it can’t all be fun. Memories of slogging over plain brown print World Book encyclopedias for school have these days been replaced with the interactive joy of World Book Kids and the like.
Now that winter is upon us these electronic resources at the Source offer a place for your children to create more memories without leaving the warmth of home! All you need is access to the internet and a library card number and PIN. I am sure Bill Peet would approve!