May Links


May pole dance

May 1 is May Day

May Pole Dancing
May Day Origins
May Day Activities

Can you do it? The week of May 2-8 is Screen Free Week.


Screen Free activities, click here.

Be Kind to Animals Week
May 2 - 16, 2021


Visit the American Humane Society website to learn more.

Cinco de Mayo To learn more about Cinco deMayo click here

    Cinco de Mayo
May 5


Here are some books about Cinco de Mayo for you to look for in your school or public library:

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by Carolyn Otto, 2008

Cinco de Mayo: day of Mexican pride by Amanda Doering, 2006

Celebrate! It’s Cinco de Mayo! = Celebremos! Es el Cinco de Mayo! by Janet Levy, Spanish translation by Miguel Arisa, 2006


Bike safety
May is Bike Safety Month
Kids and Bike Safety
Bike Safety Activities

May is Physical Fitness and Sports Month


Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Mothers DayMay 8, 2022 is Mother's Day

Visit the sites below for Mother's Day activities:


Children reading
May 3 - 9, 2021 is "Children's Book Week"

MuseumMay 18 is International Museum Day. Visit one of the following "virtual museums" without ever leaving home! Take your family with you!

Olympic Museum

National Women's History Museum

Colonial Williamsburg

Smithsonian Museum

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Field Museum of Natural History

National Gallery of Art

  Sherlock Holmes

In honor of the birthday of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (May 22), who wrote the Sherlock Holmes stories, visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum.

birthday cake

Featured authors with birthdays this month:

George Selden - May 14
Look for these books at your school or public library:

Cricket in Times Square
Chester Cricket's Pidgeon Ride
Chester Cricket's New Home

L. Frank Baum - May 15

To learn more about the author of The Wizard of Oz and to read his works online, click on his name above.

Eloise Greenfield - May 17

For a list of her books and to learn more about her, click on her name.

Margaret Wise Brown - May 23

She wrote Goodnight, Moon. To learn more about her and for a complete list of her books, click on her name.