To celebrate National Library Day we visited our local library and had lots of fun reading stories! We truly love our local library and visi...

Our library

Saturday, February 06, 2016 BookBairn 4 Comments

To celebrate National Library Day we visited our local library and had lots of fun reading stories! We truly love our local library and visit as often as we can. We love the wide selection of children's books; the never-ending supply of touch and feel board books; the cuddly toys to tell stories too; the jazzy rug to roll around on; the lovely librarians who treat us so kindly and compliment grandma's knitting and BookBairn's wee smile; the Bookbug rhymes, song and story sessions. It's such a happy place. Thank you.

BookBairn's favourite story of the moment is 'What the Ladybird Heard' by Julia Donaldson and in honour of our wonderful library we would like to share Julia Donaldson's 'Library Poem'.

Library Poem by Julia Donaldson
Everyone is welcome to walk through the door.
It really doesn't matter if you're rich or poor.
There are books in boxes and books on shelves.
They're free for you to borrow, so help yourselves.

Come meet your heroes, old and new,
From William the Conqueror to Winnie the Pooh.
You can look into the Mirror or read The Times,
Or bring along a toddler to chant some rhymes.

The librarian's a friend who loves to lend,
So see if there's a book she can recommend.
Read that book, and if you're bitten
You can borrow all the other ones the author's written.

Are you into battles or biography?
Are you keen on gerbils or geography?
Gardening or ghosts? Sharks or science fiction?
There's something here for everyone, whatever your addiction.

There are students revising, deep in concentration,
And school kids doing projects, finding inspiration.
Over in the corner there's a table with seating,
Some come along and join in the Book Club meeting.

Yes, come to the library! Browse and borrow,
And help make sure it'll still be here tomorrow.

Thank you to our lovely librarians who recommend such wonderful stories; and don't mind when BookBairn tells her stories in a loud voice; and hunt down 'just the thing' for our next blog post or reading whim; and who mention having read our recent blog posts; who treat BookBairn like royalty (and not because she's a blogger, it's just because she's a borrower); and who make Bookbugs so much fun. Truly, from the bottom of our bookshelves "Thank You!". And to all those librarians at other libraries, we hope you have bookbairns of your own who appreciate you as much as we do. You deserve it.

Happy National Libraries Day, Mummy and BookBairn xx

"Please librarian, can we borrow some more?"


  1. There's a couple of librarians in my house who will love this.

  2. I hope she'll always have a library card and a library to use it in

    1. Me too!! Between my library, your library and the library she will have so many books to read!