While most schools in the mountains are empty for the summer, many local libraries are filling up.
That's excellent news to the folks at Weaverville Library, which offers learning and enrichment programs during the summer.
Baby Storytime helps teach children how to follow directions, work as a group, and be kind to others.
"They're getting positive experiences in the library. They're getting an understanding that a library and books bring a happy time," Ryan Kampert, a children's librarian, said of the program. "The bouncing games and the clapping stuff are good for motor skills and a lot of crossing the center because that's hard for babies."
There are several programs for kids of all ages this summer at your local library.
Children can earn free books and meet new friends at many of these programs, as well.