unplugged: library book hunt


One awesome resource we definitely don’t take well enough advantage of is the local public library! With music and reading classes for kids and parents, or reading lists of all their books on princesses, trains, dinosaurs, and ballerinas for those especially passionate kids. Special book spine stickers that mark award-winning reads make it easy to find the best of the best, and of course we walk away with a stack of brand-new-to-us books to pour over for the next few weeks.

So for our third day #unplugged, head to the library and snag some new reads! To make our latest library trip extra special, we turned it into a book hunt. We made up clues on the spot and then when they found each one, we cuddled up to read them one by one.

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At this point of our Unplugged Week, it’s all about easy activities that we can reinvent to make new and fresh for these boys and the book hunt was a smashing success!


adventure, reading, books kids, scavenger hunt


Three days down, two more to go! We can do it!


  • shosh
    March 20, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I love to read about families unplugging for a while & the library is so under used. Here in Toronto our library is such a wonderful place for kids to explore… and they usually have many family friendly events happening all the time.

    • Small Fry
      March 20, 2013 at 11:34 am

      Agreed! Everyone should take better advantage of it, we seem to forget it’s here! xo Emily

  • Jennie
    March 20, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Being a librarian and all, I have to say that I love this tip! And I really like what you’re doing and where you’re going with this unplugged week. I have a four year old and a one year old who are above and beyond addicted to our I-pad and I predict it is just going to get worse…

    • Small Fry
      March 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      The phones have been the worst part of the whole thing! They are addicted! Good luck to you!

  • Sara
    March 21, 2013 at 1:19 am

    This is genius. We will be doing this after every library trip (which is at least once a month). Thanks for inspiring a new tradition!

  • Jess
    April 5, 2013 at 6:37 am

    Just wondering where I can find that pillow? I absolutely love it!


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