Director’s Corner


December 2018/January 2019

The holiday season is upon us.  It’s that time of year to look back on the past year and make our plans for the upcoming year.  We see family and friends more this time of year during parties, holiday events, and family gatherings.

During this time, the air is filled with Christmas music from the radio to streaming to shopping for Christmas gifts to holiday events and hopefully no one got sucked into Whamageddon.  The objective is to go as long as possible without hearing WHAM’s Christmas Classic, “Last Christmas.”   Lighted decorations inside and out help brighten the long nights heading into winter.  We must not forget the other holidays celebrated this time of year especially Hanukkah and Kwanzaa.  Of course, if no one celebrates any of these holidays, there’s always Festivus.  It was created as a way to celebrate all the December holidays without dedicating any day to just one tradition and avoiding any pressures that come with holiday celebrations.

Just around the corner is New Years Eve & New Year’s Day.  Everyone counts down the hours and minutes as the year comes to an end.  This countdown is to start fresh on New Year’s Day in whatever you’re doing be it to lose weight, spend more time with family, stopping bad habits, and more.  New Year’s Day is the end of the holiday season and the first day of the new year.  Whatever you do this day, enjoy it.  Stay home and watch football all day or have a Netflix TV season binge or spend time with family and/or friends.

Happy New Year to everyone from the Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District Staff and the Library Board Trustees.   As always, thank you for your support of the library!


Brian Vagt
Library Director

Posted: December 19, 2018

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