I love the Olympics. I love the Olympic torch relay leading up to the games. I love the pomp and pageantry of the Opening Ceremony. I love the patriotism of the parade of nations. I love the idea of the world coming together in peace. I love the Olympic motto: “Faster. Higher. Stronger.” I love learning more about the history of the Olympics – both ancient and modern. I love the celebration of the best athletes our global community has to offer. I love the way the athletes strive to demonstrate good sportsmanship. I love the stories of perseverance and the commitment of the athletes. I love the Olympics, and I look forward to the next two weeks of competition.
Kids coming into our Library will also be interested in the Olympics. It’s fun to share some of the Olympic spirit!
Perhaps you share a story like Janet Stevens’ The Tortoise and the Hare at storytime and talk about the importance of perseverance.
Or you have a trivia contest featuring Olympic-themed questions selected from The Complete Book of the Olympics – 2012 Edition by David Wallechinsky.
Are you celebrating the Olympics in your library? Share what you’re doing in the comments below.