One of the hidden treasures of the wonderful community of Eagle Idaho is their public library. It is truly a gem worth beholding. Not only are the facilities and staff top rate but the children’s programs are incredible. This last session my daughters (ages 4 and 2) and I took part in Toddler Tales led by an incredible librarian known as Mrs. Diane (who first introduced us to Music and Movement while at the Garden City Library). Most of the classes were centered on a theme. They would read books and sing songs that corresponded with that theme and finish the class off with a craft. It was wonderful for the kids as they learned about fun topics as well as interacted with the library staff one on one.
We had two classes that we enjoyed the most. The first was when the librarian brought her pet snake to class. They started by discussing good pet care and then introduced the special snake. The kids loved the chance they got to touch a real snake and most everyone was quite brave and did it.
The second favorite was when the Eagle Police came and taught about bicycle safety (they actually have a number of officers who ride bicycles exclusively while on patrol…they had a number of amazing stories – pulling over a semi truck for speeding while on a bike….crazy!) The kids were encouraged to bring their bikes. They learned proper hand signals and safe traveling practices. Then they had a chance to ride through a course that was set up to practice some of the skills they had learned. That was the last class of the session and thanks to Meadow Gold all the kids had an ice cream treat after working hard on their bikes. This really is an incredible community to live in as various groups come together to teach kids. Amazing what kinds of fun treasures you can find at the Eagle Library from snakes to ice cream parties, it certainly is worth a stop in.