In a nationwide epidemic, Border’s in Chapel Hill closed their doors April 2011.
We have posted about the Border’s in Cary, and I had taken pictures of our Border’s in Chapel Hill months ago. But then I realized that they had a storytime, too, and decided to wait til I could get the scoop on the storytime and give you all the information at once! Isn’t that nice?!
So here’s what we’ve got:
Border’s is a great place to pass time. Let’s be honest and say that the book area has, over the past year or so, become full of more and more toys and non-book things. But overall, I tend not to mind given the books that are there. And while it is hard to pull C away from the stuffed Elmos, it is nice to have options I suppose.
In the kids’ reading area, there is a great little wood table with chairs (which I have seen many adults perched at during my visits) and a second activity table with a bead run. These are the same as at the Cary Border’s. But it feels cozy in here. Note that this area is most definitely not partitioned off from the rest of the store. So a case of Runaway Babies is possible. Right to the espresso bar.
For the storyime, this is a great idea being at 10 am on Wednesdays. But for some reason this wasn’t well attended when we went. Back to school time would be my guess. Regardless, we had fun here.
The woman who read was very sweet and good with the kids, but the book selection didn’t seem to fit the audience. Since school is back in, the audience is certainly going to be younger. And the book that we read was geared towards older kids (kindergarten is our guess) as it was a lot of words, a complex story, and very few pictures.
Either way, it is a great service they offer and completely free. It was nice that we could spend some time at storytime and mama could leave with a nice skim pumpkin spice latte. (C’mon fall.)
Border’s also has other fun events for kids. Check out their calendar on the website below.