One of the reasons I LOVE living downtown is to be close enough to walk or ride my bike to most of the places I want to go. Gage and I have been going to the library once a week for baby, and now toddler, time. It is a great free program that they offer which Gage enjoys. There is singing, stories read, puppets, and other kids to look at. The library recently got 2 new bunnies which we visit every week, but Gage is still a little unsure what they are. Most of the time he just looks with wide eyes, but sometimes he barks at them.
It is kind of sweet growing up in the same town that I'm raising my son, but I can do many of the same things with him that I enjoyed. I always loved going to the library as a child and remember that at the downtown branch they had guinea pigs to play with. I also liked participating in the summer reading program which fueled my competitive nature. I signed up Gage for the summer reading program and we get to fill in a circle for every 2 books I read to him. He REALLY likes picking out the markers and filling in those circles, but would prefer if I let him do it himself so he could make a mess.