Fun & Offbeat Holidays to Inspire Displays

In addition to the traditional holidays of Mother's Day and Memorial Day, there are many more celebratory days in May! 

Use these "holidays" as inspiration to built a display of books, audiobooks, and DVDs, both at your library and on social media:

  • May 11: Eat What You Want Day — create a tantalizing display of recipe books for delicious desserts
  • May 16: Biographers Day — display biographies on musicians, and Ron Chernow's Hamilton alongside a CD of the original Broadway cast recording
  • May 17: National Bike To Work Day — bring together bicycle repair books for people who are dusting off a bike that's been in the garage all winter
  • May 23: World Turtle Day — gather materials on both endangered tortoises and even Teenage Mutant Ninja turtles to shellebrate
  • May 24: International Tiara Day — set on the anniversary of the Queen Victoria's birthday, created as a day when everyone who wishes can wear a tiara for a day and feel like royalty; your display could include books featuring queens and princesses alongside DVDs of the TV series Victoria and The Crown
  • May 25: Towel Day — fans of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series carry a towel in honor of the author Douglas Adams:
    "A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value -- you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal; you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough."   ~ Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Hat tip: Mental Floss
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