Wondering what to do with young kids during your Winthrop stay?  Look no farther than our wonderful library system.  Both Winthrop and Twisp have their own libraries that are part of the larger North Central Washington Regional LIbrary system.  The regional library system allows us Rural Readers to request any book that we’d like to read that might not be on the shelf at one of our libraries.  Whether you are looking for a little Seamus Heaney or Nicolas Sparks’ latest our lovely librarians, Sally (Winthrop) and Terry (Twisp) can order whatever you are looking for.

The NCRL also has a wonderful summer reading program for children, “Dream Big! Read!” which hosts a variety of events and readings through out the summer for children.  Last week we saw a fun puppet show in Winthrop and then capped the experience off with a home viewing of Being Elmo.  Have you seen this documentary about Kevin Clash who is Elmo’s puppeteer?  It is so worth seeing- my 72 year old father in law as well as my 3 year old were held in rapt attention.  No easy feat for a documentary!