This Month's Issue

The humble public library — which some predicted would die at the dawn of the internet — has completely reinvented itself by 2019 to become the best community engagement, exploration and learning space imaginable for all families. In our June feature (“Let’s Go to the Library!”), Elisa Murray weaves an inspiring narrative of Puget Sound public libraries that captures the innumerable and indispensable ways local libraries are serving families in this digital day and age.

Your passport to learning and exploration is your library card: Take a family outing to a “destination” library paired with other tips for making a day trip out of it. Or plan a real family adventure or two with our age-by-age summer guide to family adventures inspired by great reads.

Also in this issue: awesome ideas and books to help kids develop empathy, and for expecting mamas, classic tales to read aloud to your unborn baby. As we enter the sacred slowdown of summer vacation, we wish our favorite dads and grads happy June celebrations.

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