Director’s Blog: September 2021

Time is something that continues to steam roll all around us.  There never seems to be enough of it.  But  one thing I do know  is that September is the time of the year that ushers in fall.    

It has always seemed that September brings with it  the most dramatic effect  on seasonal changes. 

For example, don’t you just love to drive through the fallen leaves?   Don’t you look forward to wearing big, oversized sweaters, as the weather becomes crisp and cool?  Aren’t the colors on the leaves amazing?  You should take  a drive through the Georgia mountains and into Tennessee to experience the most beautiful orange and gold color splashes that nature unleashes on the trees  for our eyes to marvel.  Visit a library first, to plan your trip! 

Also, we may all  have those moments on which we can reflect and appreciate the changes brought on by the month of September.  Staff at public libraries  celebrate September as National  Library Card Sign-Up Month. 

During this time, and always, you  are invited to use your library card to check out a myriad of materials for all ages.  Go ahead this fall and read, or download, that  classic piece of literature you always intended to read or finish reading.

For me, there has always been the plan to finish reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace.

And, speaking of reflection and what time brings about, let’s pause and remember that September 11th  will  be the 20th  anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

The libraries have a wealth of information available about that tragic day and  the numerous commemorations throughout the years. 

Additional materials, as you know, are made available to you on tons of other subjects and to meet your interests.  So check it out at your favorite branch.

Thank you for being users, and advocates, of libraries.  However, we are not creating an exclusive group.  Everyone is welcome.   

Have fun as  the  fall season takes hold.  Please stop by your favorite library.  You will be glad you did.