Towel Day: Towel Drive 2024

A tribute to the author Douglas Adams.

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Towel Drive for Towel Day!

May 25 is Towel Day, a celebration of the life of Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

Participate in Towel Day by donating to our towel drive! Drop off your new or gently used towels at the branches listed from May 21 through May 25. Please drop off donations when the library is open

Towels will be donated to Watermelon Mountain Ranch, Animal Humane New Mexico, and Healthcare for the Homeless. Healthcare for the Homeless appreciates white towels, but any color is accepted! They will also accept washcloths.

Here are the branches taking towel donations:

Cherry Hills
6901 Barstow NE 87111

Ernie Pyle
900 Girard SE 87106

Watch The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy at Ernie Pyle Library on May 25!

Juan Tabo
3407 Juan Tabo NE 87111

Lomas Tramway
908 Eastridge NE 87123

501 Copper NW 87102

Enjoy 2 Towel Day programs at Main Library! Towel Day: Tie-Dye BYOCloth on May 24 and Towel Day: Bad Poetry on May 25!

Special Collections (Local History)
423 Central NE 87102

Taylor Ranch
5700 Bogart NW 87120



 Activities to help you celebrate Towel Day!


“For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much—the wheel, New York, wars and so on—whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man—for precisely the same reasons.”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy  

“What? Harmless! Is that all it’s got to say? Harmless! One word!’ Ford shrugged. ‘Well, there are a hundred billion stars in the Galaxy, and only a limited amount of space in the book’s microprocessors,’ he said, ‘and no one knew much about the Earth, of course.’ ‘Well, for God’s sake I hope you managed to rectify that a bit.’ ‘Oh yes, well I managed to transmit a new entry off to the editor. He had to trim it a bit, but it’s still an improvement.’ ‘And what does it say now?’ asked Arthur. ‘Mostly harmless,”
― Douglas Adams, The Complete Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


DA books

Books by, about, and inspired by ideas from the fertile mind of Douglas Adams

Books listed are from the library catalog. Check for digital options on Overdrive/Libby and hoopla!