Thursday, July 29, 2010

Noyes Library for Young Children, Kensington, MD

The Noyes Library is a charming one room library created to introduce the library experience to young children, ranging from babies to preschoolers. The library's books are divided into children friendly topics- such as "going to school," "sports and activities," "potty-training," etc. which help children and parents find books that best suite the child's interests and/or life stages. There are chairs and benches available for children to sit on as they read books, as well as hands-on toys available for free play. Children can enjoy playing with trains, cars, trucks and blocks on the train table, or playing with dolls and animal figures on their barn table. There are magnet boards with letters that children can use to acquaint themselves with the alphabet, and a table set aside for coloring.
     I particularly like bringing my kids to this library because of its intimate, child-focused environment and find that my children enjoy it more than other larger libraries. I have also found that watching my children play with the different toys provides me with great opportunity to introduce new books related to their play.
     The library is only opened Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays from 9 am- 5 pm.
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1 comment:

  1. We went here today (I went with my 17 month old) and we had a great time! Go early (we got there at 9) because it gets very crowded. We left at 10:30 and I don't think that we would have enjoyed it if we arrived then because of the amount of people. If you have a library card you can check out books and return them to any branch!