We all know February honors important celebrations like Black History Month, Chinese New Year, and Valentine's Day - but did you know February is also National Library Lovers Month? Now you do!
Libraries are important parts of the communities they serve. Not only do libraries house collections of stories and facts, but they also house ever-growing collections of essential items needed around the community. Here at CGPL, we have been working all summer to grow our Library of Things, which includes a very wide variety of items - from fishing poles to pasta makers, from STEAM kits to power tools.
Libraries are also central hubs for members of the community to come together. Here at CGPL, we offer three community rooms for public use, three study rooms for smaller groups, and a genealogy room with tons of local history.
So, how can you celebrate this wonderful month? By coming to the library, of course! Come join us during one of our many programs this month. You could also come and spend the afternoon relaxing in our many comfy chairs, snuggled up with one of our many books. While you’re here, talk to our librarians! We love to hear what you’re currently reading, all about your favorite books, or what you love about your library!
In addition to this month-long Library Lovers holiday, February honors several individual library and book-themed holidays:
During this annual event, acclaimed authors and illustrators from Children’s Authors Network (CAN!) visit schools, libraries, and children’s shelters all over the country. Lively storytelling, fascinating presentations, and hands-on writing workshops make books spring to life, and inspire a lifelong love of reading and writing.
Regardless of population or economic status, your library serves children in your community. Take advantage of the positive PR this nation-wide celebration provides as you do more of what you already do so well!
Every year, in the second week of February, Freelance Writers Appreciation Week offers an immense opportunity to appreciate writers who painstakingly apply their talent to entertain, inform, and educate a global audience. While the specific origin of this annual observance is not known, some sources say that Freelance Writers Appreciation Week was first observed in 2013.