Welcome to Atlanta, Baby!

If you know someone who just welcomed a baby into their family, you're not alone! Nine of the top ten birthdays are 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 feel intimidated by crafting, don't worry! Anytime you get stuck, the library will always have more or different instructions to help you out - for example, our list Always Available Crochet and Knit Tutorials and Patterns has resources to help you learn without ever leaving the house.

If you're a more advanced crafter, check out our extensive collection of pattern books in Overdrive, including recently acquired magazine titles like Amigurumi 5, Merry Quilted Christmas 2022, or Yarn, Yarn, Yarn.

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.

Click here to log in to Creative Bug with your library card to download patterns and watch crafting tutorials.