It seems unbelievable that we have only about a month of summer vacation left! Where has the time gone? If you have kids, you may already be dreaming of the day when they are back in school, rather than being home and complaining about boredom. If all of the scheduled summer camps are over and you are nearly out of ideas for keeping your young ones out of trouble and mentally stimulated, check out all of the wonderful, free offerings at your local library.
Cool Book Clubs: Throughout the entire year, the Hennepin county library system has book clubs available for all ages and all interests; Kids Book Club, Kids Jr. Book Clubs, Teen-Only Clubs, Girls-Only Clubs, etc. For instance, your son, in the 4th through 6th grade can join the Guys Read Books Club and discuss preselected books which capture the interest of boys in his age group. The same options are, of course, available for your girls. This is an excellent way to build their reading and communication skills.