May is here and that means time to finish school and get ready for SUMMER! What plans are you and your family making this year? Don't forget about Summer Reading at the Library!
May is National Bike Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month . Get outside and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine! Parents: Check out these tips from the League of American Bicyclists on teaching your child to ride a bike !
Be Kind to Animals Week  is May 5-11.
May 4 is National Teacher Day. "The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book." — Author Unknown. Visit the virtual mural at the National Education Association and Thank a Teacher , or write a thank you note to your favorite teacher.
May 12 is Limerick Day. Visit Barbara J. Feldman's limerick's website  for links to good kids' sites on limericks and writing them.
May 12 is Mother's Day -- Read My mother is so smart  by Tomie dePaola. Do something nice for your mom!
May 15 It's L. Frank Baum's birthday. Have you read The Wizard of Oz ? Did you know there are 14 books in the original Oz series , and all of these are in the public domain and can be found online?
May 22 It's Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday. Read a mystery to celebrate the creator of the greatest detective ever: Sherlock Holmes !
May 24 The Brooklyn Bridge  opened on this day in 1882.
May 28 John Muir  founded the Sierra Club  on this day in 1892. What wild places have you visited, or do you want to visit? Check out some books about national and state parks  at the library!
May 29 Mount Everest Summited ! On this day in 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first team to reach the top of this legendary mountain.
Q: Why did the boy take his bicycle to bed with him?
A: Because he didn't want to walk in his sleep.