Things to Do With Kids | Bonita Springs Public Library
I am always trying to come up with ideas to keep the kids interested, occupied, preferably learning something and happy. We recently made a trip to the LIBRARY! It’s free and my kids could stay there for hours looking through the movies, books, magazines and playing on the computer.
Lisa the librarian who works on the youth side of the library is very nice and interactive with the kids. She understands that learning and reading can be exciting and not always super quiet. Lisa sat with us and went over the newest rewards program promoting parents and children to read 1000 books before kindergarten. “Experts agree that this goal will help create a solid foundation for children as they begun to read.” All you have to do is read together, fill out the bubble sheet handed out to you, and when you finish 100 books bring the sheet and she will stamp your rewards paper. Keep repeating the steps until you get to 1,000 books and you will have collected all 10 stamps! We signed up for our library card and checked out three great books to start with.
*This information was found on the www.leegov.com Bonita Springs Library site*
Library cards are issued for free to people 18 years or older all you have to do is :
Show proof of residency in Lee County
Are employed in Lee County
Own property or a business in Lee County
Are students in Lee County
Non-residents may obtain a library card for a fee:
Non residents must show identification and apply for a card in person. Library card applications cannot be submitted by fax or through the mail. Two types of cards are available:
Visitor Card — $15 (valid for three months) Additional consecutive months can be purchased for $5 each
Non-resident Card — $60 (valid for one year)
Toddler/Preschool Story Times:
Baby Rhyme Time: Wednesdays @ 10:30 am
Toddler Tales: Wednesdays @ 11:00 am
We attended Toddler Tales on a Wednesday morning with about 10 other children and their mom’s,dad’s,grandparents, and nannies. Lisa started off with a welcome song which included singing and dancing. We then all sat for a story which Lisa read and used puppets to interact with the children. They did a couple more interactive songs and then closed it out with a goodbye song. We had such a great time in the 20-30 minutes we were there we definitely will be back for Wednesday mornings. I think this is great time for grandparents and parents that isn't overwhelming for everyone and did I mention FREE!? Following the Toddler tales a lot of the families walked over to the brand new park/playground across the street and enjoyed a play date.
The Bonita Springs library also thirty computers that have internet access, print and scan capabilities, meeting room availability, and Wi-Fi to library card holders.
The City of Bonita Springs has a new library on plan to be built in Downtown Bonita Springs redevelopment area near the banyan tree and Riverside Park. The date for completion is to be determined. The address and current hours of the Bonita Public Library are:
26876 Pine Avenue
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm
About the Author - Jenna Hatfield is a life-long resident of Bonita Springs, Florida and mother of two boys.