Director’s Blog – February 2024

February brings with it the promise of spring in its wake, and the engaging pursuit of love and happiness. With Valentine’s Day, a lot of people are in the mood to make feelings known and to look toward the future with wonder.  Here’s hoping everyone shares love; and finds new or rekindled love, if desired.

Other notable observances during February are Black History Month; American Heart Month; National Pizza Day; and Presidents’ Day.   Also, a trip to the library may provide the history of those events and why they have risen to prominence. 

Those shared observances allow for traditions, old and new to be explored.  One new tradition of the Fulton County Library System is the One Book, One Read Event.  The year 2024 will be the third County-wide book read.  The selected title is The Measure, by bestselling author, Nikki Erlick.  The signature program will be held on August 10th.   Stay tuned, as the details unfold.  The program is generously funded by the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation. 

Additionally, you are invited to go to the website and look for information on ASL Defined, to begin learning American Sign Language.  Soon, the website will have detailed info on how you can pursue higher education through the Library’s offering of Career Online High School.  Both initiatives are sponsored by the Library Foundation. 

Rounding out the services and events this month are storytime and arts and crafts programs; concerts and visiting writers.  Stop by your local library and see what is happening.

We continue to look forward, learning from the past, savoring the moment, and looking toward the future.  Join us.