Help Celebrate April

April treesDid you know that April is home to some of the most interesting celebrations of the entire year? Not only do we celebrate stress, mathematics and frogs, we also pay homage to poetry, humor and gardens. Also, lets’ not forget that most iconic of American celebrations, Keep America Beautiful month. With all of these opportunities, let’s see what we can come up with to get you into the April swing. Let’s say that your garden is full of frogs, and it’s stressing you out. What can you do? Well, you could go a comedy club or learn to play the guitar. If your child’s mathematics homework is giving you stress, why not take your mind off of it by volunteering at a poetry slam or adopting a stretch of highway to clean up. Personally, I’m inclined to indulge in some of the less demanding celebrations.

There are some nifty week long, as well as one day celebrations for those not inclined to make a month long commitment. If you want to celebrate April by feeding your face, some of these days might appeal to you:
  • Eggs Benedict Day
  • McDonalds Day
  • National Cheese Ball Day
  • Pigs in a Blanket Day
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day
However, I wouldn’t try to cram too many of those days together. You need to pace yourself. If you don’t, you may wind up having need of some of April’s other days. Such as:
  • Jump Over Things Day
  • Walk Around Things Day (or the ever popular)
  • Reach As High As You Can Day
Whatever your inclination, there is something for you to celebrate in April. Listed below are some of the more worthwhile celebrations. All kidding aside, these organizations are in need of your talents. Lend them a hand where you can.
  • National Autism Awareness Month
  • National Child Abuse Prevention Month
  • National Parkinson’s Awareness Month
  • Alcohol Awareness Month
  • Prevention of Animal Cruelty Month
As a result of our study of April, my personal agenda is as follows:

No Housework Day, followed by Emotional Overeating Awareness Month and finally, Couples’ Appreciation Month. The latter celebration was suggested by my husband.

And last, but not least, please don’t forget the celebration dearest to librarian’s hearts everywhere: National Library Week. See you in the stacks.

Submitted by Lorraine Walker
Five Points West Regional Library