Love is in the air, readers! Though many gripe that Valentine’s Day is simply a ploy by the greeting card companies –and maybe it is–how can we pass up an opportunity to celebrate the the many ways we feel love and joy? This could mean recognizing your significant other, your family, your friends (I love a good “Galentine’s Day” party!), your pets, or even the things you love: your favorite books, films, and television shows; the foods you love; the songs you love to sing in your car or in the shower; the simple pleasures that make you smile, like wearing your favorite sweater, going to the movies, window shopping, or daydreaming about your ideal vacation. For too many, Valentine’s Day is a difficult day to get through. We should all focus more on celebrating what we have rather than obsessing over what we don’t have in the moment.
In a perfect twist of fate, February is also Library Lovers’ Month. The Levittown Library is the perfect place to connect with the things you love. Romcoms, love songs, literary romances, or even a great cooking class that will teach you how to make the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner (see our newsletter for more information on this program); these can all be found right here at the LPL. So, show the Library a little love this month and stop by to check out a few of your favorite things. While you’re here, take a peek at our February book display, located across from the new DVDs. This month is all about “reading your heart out” and paying homage to literary giants who celebrate their birthdays during the month of February. For example, pick up a book or two by James Joyce, Charles Dickens, John Grisham, or Alice Walker, to name just a few, and fall in love with their writing all over again.
For more inspiration, see these lists and check our catalog to confirm availability:
- For “romantic movies to get you through Valentine’s Day,” see this list from Fandago. While you’re there, Fandago also has some fun lists of “favorite dysfunctional movie romances” and “top 10 modern rom com underdogs.”
- Books, books, books! Dive heart-first into a great bookish romance! Bustle and Penguin Random House created lists of literary romances to keep swooning. Fans of YA romances should look to Book Riot for a compilation of 50 “must-reads.”
- They say music is the language of love. Brush up with Billboard’s “top 50 love songs of all time” and the “top 100 love songs of all time” from the leading experts on all things wedding, The Knot.
Sending love and happiness your way,