As soon as we get there, my kids like to go straight for the computers. That frees me up for at least 30 to 40 mins. I can sit back and read, browse the selves, manage my budget, anything.
It's amazing to me how much easier it is for me to get things like paper work done here, rather than at home.
There are many activities and free resources to keep the kids entertained at our library. Flash cards, puzzles, reading books, we love it!
It's also a good place for my kids to meet and talk with new people. This is Jake chatting with a few kids he just met.