With Memorial Day just a week away, why not go ahead and plan out your family's activities for the long weekend with some online resources from the library?
Use our guide to listening to audiobooks in your car to prepare for a long car trip, and then check out our many complete series lists, author samplers, or the Family Roadtrip Audiobooks collection to download a great listen. We have also recently refreshed our drive time lists, where audiobooks are curated by common vacation drive times!
Build a family tree using our genealogy resources! With the 1950 census now fully available online, you can look up your family records - try free online classes and help from National Genealogical Society if you're a beginner, or if you're into data deep dives, explore the Registry of Open Data on 1950 Census Population Schedules, Enumeration District Maps, and Enumeration District Descriptions on Amazon Web Services. The 1950 census documents a unique moment in American life - did you know that nearly one in 10 people lived in New York at that time? Share your family history with others this Memorial Day to make lasting memories.
Planning to just stay in town and barbeque? Make an Infinity Apron with Creative Bug to keep those delicious sauces off your clothes, or sew a reversible table runner to set the scene. No matter how you plan to enjoy Memorial Day weekend ( and we won't tell if you stay in bed and read comics all day ), the library has whatever you need to download to make the holiday special.