I couple weeks ago while on vacation in western Pennsylvania, I had the pleasure of spending some time in the quaint, historic town of Bedford, PA. Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, this lovely town is the perfect place for a stop off the famed “LINCOLN HIGHWAY” AKA Route 30. While in Bedford, I stopped in the local library and was thrilled to see how much thought, care and attention was given to the children’s section of the
Teen section of the library.
library. Not only did they have a separate room for kids, there was another room, artistically decorated, for teens. As a child, I was always spending time at my local library with it’s stiff-backed chairs and worn tables. This modern, comfortable and welcoming place would have made it so much more inviting, I would have had a hard time leaving!
Children’s section of the Bedford County Library
The next time you’re in western PA, stop by the town and maybe even visit the library. Support your own local libraries. Where would we writers…and readers be without their support? Three Cheers for Libraries!
And…three cheers for all the wonderful writers and bloggers who took part in my WHEELS OF CHANGE Blog Tour, which officially ends today. I really enjoyed being your guest and appreciate your helping me spread the word about the book. You helped make the launch a success, and for that I am truly grateful! If you’d like to check out the last stop on the tour, here it is: http://www.tmwallace.com
I came across some great sights for unique, easy costume ideas for kids for Halloween. The first site Surf Net, has costumes for toddlers and school aged children. using items found around most houses. Check out their ideas at:
One of my favorite sites for kid-friendly crafts, and holiday decorations as well as costumes is one I’ve mentioned before on this blog: Red Ted Art. While looking for costume ideas, you might also check out the 20 Apple Crafts, 20 Pumpkin Ideas, and the Bat Crafts as well. http://www.redtedart.com
picnic table costume
Don’t forget, you can also have your child be his or her favorite Literary Character from a book by taking something unique from each character as the focus. One example would be to paint a lightning bolt on your son’s forehead and give him a pointed hat and he’s good to go as Harry Potter. A pointed hat, green face paint and a long black scarf that doubles as a cape makes a pretty acceptable witch. Dress your child in black turtleneck and tights and tie a sash around her middle and she’s an Oreo cookie. You your imagination and you won’t have to break the bank to be original.