It’s official: February is Williamson Loves Libraries Month.
Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson signed the proclamation February 1 while joined by representatives from each library branch in the county. In honor of the month, all the libraries have special plans. This is the fourth year for the celebration, but usually Williamson Loves Libraries Month is in January.
“February makes more sense, and this gives us more time to prepare,” said Sunset Middle librarian Laura Kleman.
Each school library has a reading promotion during the month. On February 21, each of the county’s public libraries is hosting a big event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
“I know the Williamson County branch is having pizza and a scavenger hunt,” Kleman said. “Last year, the Brentwood branch had an escape room for the kids. It’s just a lot of fun for them.”
The goal is to encourage reading and highlight the partnership between school and public libraries.
“We have school library month; you have public library month; you have children’s book month,” Kleman said. “You have a lot of individual library months, but there was nothing actually promoting just libraries in general. This is just our way of giving back.”