I LOVE the New York Public Library! I think I was affected by library closures the most during quarantine, as I have been going almost twice a week for years. I’ve been able to read 150 books each year for the past couple of years, which has served as a major catharsis, increased my empathy, and enabled me to cope.
I want my son to also have a love for reading, so I have been getting so many types of books for him to get exposed to. This is a typical weekly library haul. We haven’t read through them all yet, but I aim to provide diverse selections that are unique, come with important themes, and a memorable lesson. Of course, I love cute illustrations and witty lines as well!