It’s Birthday Time! Welcome, New Arrivals to Atlanta.

If you know someone who just welcomed a baby into their family, you're not alone! Nine of the top ten birthdays from 1994 to 2014 were in September (the only exception being July seventh, which skews to the top of the birthday pile due to medically scheduled births avoiding the Independence Day holiday; several December dates are in the top 20 for similar reasons). Historically, the most common birthdays have always been between late September and early October in the United States, due to the relaxing time off around the winter holidays enjoyed by prospective parents.

Why not use library resources to welcome the newcomers to your circle of friends and family? If you're feeling crafty, you can learn how to Crochet a Donut Rattle, Loom Knit a Baby Cocoon, or Sew a Pair of Baby Bloomers with video tutorials, downloadable patterns, and engaging forum support from Creative Bug.

If you're a more advanced crafter, check out our extensive collection of pattern books in Overdrive, including recently acquired magazine titles like Ultimate Knitted Toys Collection, Ultimate Granny Square Collection, and the Fall/Winter 2021 Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler.

If you're a hopeful, expecting, or new parent yourself, don't forget that the library is a great resource for all sorts of pregnancy and parenting titles. We hope you're invested in raising readers with Fulton County Libraries.

Distribution of birthdays from 1984-2014, provided by Daily Viz. Click the image for a direct link to an interactive chart.
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