Director’s Blog: MAY 2022

 Hello and here’s hoping spring has ushered in spectacular days and wonderful opportunities for everyone.  You will most certainly have a lot of things to do in May, both personally and professionally.  The Library System wants to be a part of your plans.  

So, since May is a busy month, please find time to visit your local library and get into the mix.   From Mother’s Day to Memorial Day, all of us may find ourselves busier than usual in numerous ways.   You may have celebrations that include graduations, weddings; and a myriad of reasons to get together with family and friends. Libraries have books on decorating, party and event planning ideas; and lots of cookbooks to assist you. 

Please remember a few annual observances during the month.  They include Older American’s Month; Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month; Jewish Heritage Month; National Arthritis Awareness Month; Get Caught Reading Month; National Women’s Health Week; and Cinco de Mayo.   

Also, one big thing to look forward to is spending time at the Children’s Book Festival at the Central Library on Saturday, May 14th between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.  There will be storytellers; read aloud programs; music; book signings; performances; appearances by local authors; and much more.  Children, teens and adults are invited to come by and have some fun.  All those activities are courtesy of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Foundation and its partnership sponsors. 

We ask you to place all these events on your calendars.  Put on some good walking shoes and make May 14th a special day for you and your family to come see the re-imagined Central Library and have fun.  The fun will start on the plaza and take you to various floors of the renovated spaces.  You will find the experience to be a glorious mix of revitalization, art, music, crafts; learning; listening and inspiration.   And guess what?  You’ll have so much fun that you will be ready for the 2022 Summer Reading Program that begins June 1st