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21st Century Kids: Building Family Memories

Mona Gilbert, Children's Librarian, Northridge Branch Library,
Young boy cutting vegetables with the family watching
“The only people who truly know your story, are the ones who help you write it.”—Unknown

In the 21st century what constitutes a family unit is varied. However, most will agree: spending quality time with loved ones is very beneficial. Our families are an important foundation that cannot be underestimated. For some, it is a positive experience that sustains them during turbulent times. Building memories does not have to involve spending exorbitant amounts of money. Ask any kid their favorite part of a weekend and most will report time with family was a highlight. This special time is the building block of self-esteem, learning, and a sense of belonging. With this in mind, the Los Angeles Public Library provides wonderful resources to support family togetherness and fun. Here is a list of selections that spark the imagination and encourage family unity.

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.”—Benjamin Franklin

Building Family Memories


Book cover for Families Around the World
Families Around the World
Ruurs, Margriet

Book cover for The Unplugged Family Activity Book
The Unplugged Family Activity Book
Jepson Wolf, Rachel

Book cover for Gardening With Emma
Gardening With Emma
Biggs, Emma and Biggs, Steven

Book cover for Animal Exploration Lab for Kids
Animal Exploration Lab for Kids
Reinbold, Maggie

Book cover for Astronomy Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Activities
Astronomy Lab for Kids: 52 Family-Friendly Activities
Nichols, Michelle

Book cover for 25 Fun Things to do With Your Friends and Family
25 Fun Things to do With Your Friends and Family
Mason, Paul

Book cover for STEAM Lab for Kids
STEAM Lab for Kids
Heinecke, Liz Lee

Book cover for DIY Circus Lab for Kids
DIY Circus Lab for Kids
Davis, Jackie Leigh

Book cover for Cooking Class
Cooking Class
Cook, Deanna F.


 

 

 

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