Happy Friday!

Happy Friday, dear readers! It is the day before the long weekend, so I’m sure we’re all trying to finish up projects and to not stare at the clock. So today, instead of a design short (don’t worry, I’ll share more soon) or a long reflection about some aspect of librarianship (also working on a post about that), I’m sharing some fun to get you through your day.

First, I can’t seem to do a post without sharing something graphic design related, so here are two more awesome icon sets you might have missed from Smashing magazine: hotel & spa icon set (some of which might be useful for hours icons, etc. for the library)  and a musical instruments icon set (looks great for any music programs you may be co-sponsoring, etc.).

Also, I don’t know about you, but I love watching people make things with vintage machinery (not surprising given the fact I own a letterpress). So check out this post and video about making drop candy the old-fashioned way.

If you are having people over for brunch sometime during the long weekend, I can’t think of much of anything that sounds tastier than these carrot cake cinnamon rolls.

And finally, if you need an uplifting song to get you through the afternoon slump before you break free for your weekend, check out Andy Grammer’s “Good to be Alive.” It’s quite fun.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend full of lots of reading and good times. I’ll be back soon with more news and notes. Allons-y!