Director’s Blog: JUNE 2022

Let’s get summer started!  It is now time for you to relax, rest, rejuvenate; read, rewind, wind down; and repeat. 

The summer heat may find you headed to a beach or swimming pool.  Not a problem.  Stop by your favorite library and checkout that beach read.  You can whittle away the time with a great book.  Make your schedule and tell everyone that your “me” time includes spending time with your book.  A cool glass of water; lemonade; or sweet tea might be the refresher that brings reading into focus for you.

Also, don’t forget that the 2022 Summer Reading Program (SRP) starts on June 1st and ends on August 1st.  The Fulton County Library System wants bragging rights for having the highest participation of Georgia libraries in the program this year.  The Summer Reading Program is for children, teens, and adults.  Go to the website, fulcolibrary.org, to register.  Lots of activities will be a part of the 2022 Summer Reading Program.  Visit a library today and find out why this year’s SRP theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.”  

Additionally, please encourage students on summer break to join the SRP.  There is some debate now regarding the so-called “summer slide.”  However, it might be good to err on the side of caution and just grab a book and see what new worlds, new experiences, or new thoughts, may be found on those pages.  A whole new reading opportunity may unfold.  Would anyone be any worse off if that happened?  When students return to school in the fall, they can impress their teachers and friends with newly gained knowledge, acquired for free, at the library. 

Last, but not least, remember all those who are fathers; or who stand-in for fathers.  Uncles, grandfathers; cousins who act like father-figures; and the man who just always can be counted on for sound advice, need to be remembered on June 19th

One reminder, libraries will be closed on Monday, June 20th in Fulton County in recognition of Juneteenth. 

We look forward to seeing you and all your family and friends, all summer long!  Stick your toe in the water; but hold onto your book!  

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