Mother's Day with the Library!

WH Mothers Day

Mothers are everywhere, and yet they only get one day a year for recognition of all their hard work. Hopefully you recognize all the positive female figures in your life all year round, but what will you do for this special day?

If you need to make mom a special gift, we highly recommend our database for all things crafty, Creativebug. Creativebug has how-to tutorials for all types of gifts, and you can use the search bar to search by a supply, like "paper," so you can dream up something to do with supplies you already have. There's also tutorials on gift wrapping if you already bought a gift. We also have some tutorials available on past blogs, including a DIY photo board, and a card craft

Of course, if she's a fan of our libraries, you can always bring her to a branch on her special day--the Headquarters, Alachua, Hawthorne, High Springs, Millhopper, Newberry, and Tower Road branches are all open on Sundays from noon to 5 PM. If your motherly figure is interested in eBooks, but doesn't know where to start, our staff can give her advice on how to get started with our eBook service OverDrive, with its app, Libby.

Finally, if you need a good book to read on your Mother's Day, we, of course, have a few suggestions. Click the titles to find them in the catalog, and either check availability or place a hold.

I [Heart] Mom: With the Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle

Yes, indeed, caterpillars have moms. The Very Hungry Caterpillar shows its love for its mom in this sweet book.

Llama Llama Loves his Mama

Anna Dewdney

Llama Llama loves his mama! "Perfect for little hearts and hands."

I Love You, Mom

Cindy Jin

For the littlest little ones, here's a book to help them express the love they can't yet put in words. Our board book collection is full of lovely books dedicated to mothers, moms, and mamas, so check your local branch for a good selection.

Celebrating Mother's Day

Ann Heinrichs

If you've got a curious little one in your circle who always asks "Why?," this'll be a good book to help explain Mother's Day, complete with activities, a glossary, and poems. This book is inclusive to many types of female family member that might be recognized on this day.

A Catered Mother's Day: A Mystery With Recipes

Isis Crawford

For the mom who likes a good murder with her breakfast in bed! Caterer Bernie Simmons must work to absolve her former college roommate of a death in a prank gone wrong, with the help of her sister and the roommate's children. And, as it says in the title, recipes are included!

The World Deserves My Children

Natasha Leggero

In a comedic series of essays, author Leggero discusses becoming a first-time mother at 42, and navigating parenthood in a world of environmental panic. Great for mothers of little ones who need a good laugh.

Hatching: Experiments in Motherhood and Technology

Jenni Quilter

Both a personal and sociological story, Quilter recounts the history of In-Vitro Fertilization in America, as well as her own story navigating the system of fertility in America, and how it is changing definitions of motherhood.

Simple Flower Arranging

Mark Welford

Look, this staff member is a mom, and can tell you: a lot of moms like getting flowers for special occasions. If you'd like to do something a little unique with your floral gift this year, why not check out a book on flower arranging? It combines the best worlds of motherly gift-giving: something pretty and handmade.

By CynthiaM on May 12, 2023