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3 tips to love a library trip

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Got a spare afternoon? Why not take a trip to your local library together? There are loads of books that they’ll want to look at – and they’re free to borrow. It’s quite relaxing too.

Top tips for a library adventure

Tip #1: Choose a book

Once you’ve found some books that you’ll enjoy reading together, why not take them out? If you’re not sure what to look for, the librarian will be happy to help - or you could check out our book lists for some great recommendations from Scottish Book Trust.

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Tip #2: Get a library card

You can visit your local library, or apply online, to get your child a free library card. Your little bookworm can help you fill out the form with their name, age and address details.

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Tip #3: Talk about a book

You could take it in turns to read a short story to each other - then, when you’ve finished, talk about what happened in the book together. You could take it in turns to ask each other questions like ‘Who was your favourite character?’ and ‘Which part was the most exciting?’

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Last updated: 26 Oct, 2018


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