Best Kids' Book and Video Store for Cheap Bastards - 2005
Dallas Public Library
The stacks are packed at the local library--not only with the obvious kiddie classics, but with popular videos, too, among them everything the Wiggles have ever released. Better still, you can renew online, which means we still have our copy of Wiggle Bay some four months later, and it ain't overdue yet (far as we know). But the books are sort of a bonus (not to mention a given). What we love most are the pretty regular events various branches host for the kiddos, during which a librarian or other special guest will huddle all the young 'uns together and read from a classic work. During one recent visit, our boy was asked to gather 'round for a performance of Where the Wild Things Are, during which the children were invited to read and roar along.