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driving parents crazy syndrome

Uh-oh, here it comes... the weather that keeps us indoors. Being cooped up all weekend coupled with being a kid can lead to boredom, which in turn, can lead to the driving parents crazy syndrome! Don't worry, help is on the way. Did you know that our website has some great suggestions for how to keep your kids busy, and happy? Check it out. When you're on our homepage, place your cursor over My Life and click on Raising a Family. Click on the drop-down menu and choose Activities-indoor and presto... some places in the city to take your kids for some fun. Another great option is to simply click on the Programs & Events tab located at the top of your screen on our homepage. From there you may choose programs happening at your local branch, but you can also click directly into programs for children. The best part about the programs we offer for children is that they are usually free! If we do charge for a children's program it is a nominal fee. It's a win/win situation! Why not take advantage? While you're visiting the library you can check out the great books, magazines and audio items the library has to offer. At branch libraries and in the Children's Library you may borrow magazines for three weeks. We have excellent collections of videos and DVDs too. Lots of kid-friendly titles to choose from! These may be borrowed for one week, and remember it's all for free with you handy library card. You may notice that the library has computers for your kids to use as well. You'll find some great children's CDROM games that are book-based, loaded onto these machines.

So remember the library when you need to get your kids out of the house. London Public Library is a great solution for relief from those 'boring' afternoons at home, whether it's surfing our site for ideas or visiting the library , we are here to help!