I feel overwhelmed today! Monday was “May the Fourth be with you” and yesterday was Cinco de Mayo or Revenge of the Fifth. The month of May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Get Caught Reading Month, National Bike Month and Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month!
So many celebrations and events to honor and notice. Not to mention, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Graduation Day and don’t forget May Day! Or maybe you forgot your May Basket on May 1, 2015. I did! I was too busy filling out my calendar and planning my wardrobe around all the festivities.
I propose we have a National Relax Day! Nobody has to wear a special ribbon or call out a meaningful catch phrase. Everyone can relax and do what they want.
Librarians feel pressure to honor or share all the special days, such as Dr. Seuss’s birthday on March 2nd or Children’s Book Week (May 4-10). We dress up and make crafty bulletin boards. Storytimes are geared around these themes as well.
Let’s just take a deep breath, find a comfy spot and read a book—for fun! Fun, remember what that is? Not an assigned book or one that makes a person feel intelligent, the trashier the better! It is a non-event so feel free to be tacky.
Maybe next year the powers that be will create a “Tacky Fun Book Day” event to mark the occasion.