Adventure Begins at Your Library Hot Air Balloon Tee (Adult)

3.67 out of 5
(7 customer reviews)


Take off on hot air balloon adventures with this t-shirt graphic designed by Juana Martinez-Neal.  This comes in women’s and unisex sizes in Antique Cherry Red or Light Blue.  On the light blue t-shirt, the slogan is in red and on our cherry red t-shirt, the slogan is in bright white, so these really catch your eye!  Our t-shirts are new and improved Gilden brand, so are much softer for 2024.

Our new unisex tees tend to run smaller than prior year’s, so consider sizing up if you want a loose fit.  The women’s fit tees are meant to hug the body, but we’re getting comments that the sizing chart is up to 3 sizes off.  Consider going up several sizes on the women’s cut.

*Exchanges and returns on t-shirts will not be allowed for orders placed after Feb 1st due to sizing warnings on product listings and related publicity about sizing up.  Stock levels on many t-shirts after February 1 are limited making any exchanges/returns problematic.

Machine wash cold. Only non-chlorine bleach when needed. Tumble dry low. Do not iron decoration.  If you wash in warm/hot water and you don’t dry on low, there will be some shrinkage. 

SKU: 2024TS1-2000 Categories: , ,


Women’s t-shirt:

  • 4.5-ounce, 100% ring spun cotton
  • Tearaway label and fitted side-seamed body
  • Feminine double-needle 1/2″ rib knit seamless collar









Unisex t-shirt:

  • 90/10 ring spun cotton/poly
  • Non-topstitched 5/8″ rib collar
  • Taped neck and shoulders with a tearaway label
  • Modern classic fit tubular body

7 reviews for Adventure Begins at Your Library Hot Air Balloon Tee (Adult)

  1. Anonymous

    My staff was very excited for the various colors, and especially for the hoodie this year (which runs true to size). I noticed the disclaimer about unisex sizing running smaller this year and I advised staff to order up. The disclaimer for women’s cut should mention to order like 3 sizes up! All women’s cut clothing is meant to hug the body. But the sizing guide is so wrong. I ordered the xxl in women’s, as I have for the last 6 years or so. I wear an 18. That xxl is the equivalent of a medium. There is no way it’s meant for a 20/22 woman. Another staff member ordered the large and says it’s like a small.

  2. 3 out of 5


    I would agree about the sizing! Order large!

    • Dawn Krause

      Hi Patty, it would be helpful to know if you ordered the ladies cut or the unisex or both? Thanks, CSLP

  3. 3 out of 5

    Tricia (verified owner)

    I agree with the other reviews. These shirts run very, very small. I ordered a size L, and it’s probably the equivalent of a small, in my opinion. I love the shirt and want to order a bigger size, but the fees attached make a $9 shirt cost $40 to purchase.

    • Dawn Krause

      Hi Tricia, thanks for your input. It would be helpful to know if you’re talking about the ladies cut or the unisex t-shirt or both? Thanks, CSLP

  4. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Krause

    Posted on behalf of librarian from MI: “The t-shirt colors and designs are so much cuter than 2023. I ordered early in October so they didn’t run out. My staff ordered the same sizes as last year in the unisex t-shirt and they all fit.”

  5. 4 out of 5


    I usually wear a L in tops (sometimes an XL, and very occasionally an M). I ordered an XL unisex and an XL women’s. The unisex is big on me (not huge, just roomy, which I certainly don’t mind in 90°+ summers), but the women’s is more snug than I feel comfortable wearing to work, and the shoulders are narrow on me (though I have somewhat wide shoulders). The women’s neckline is higher and more like a regular crew neck than many women’s shirts. Both shirts are wearable for me, but not necessarily flattering. I really like this year’s designs, so I may just put a cardigan over the women’s shirt to hide some of the form-fitting-ness and enjoy the (slightly) oversized comfort of the unisex. I also like how soft the shirts are, and the fabric isn’t super-thin. I haven’t looked at a size chart, but if I were to reorder, I would probably choose an XXL in women’s and an L in unisex.

    • Dawn Krause

      Thanks so much Elizabeth, that’s very helpful info! – CSLP

  6. 4 out of 5


    It would be more helpful if the sizing chart provided actual inches for the measurements for the women’s sizes (like it does for the unisex) since there are no universal women’s sizes to compare to (so saying a small is 4/6 is a bit useless). Even looking it up on the Gildan site doesn’t give much info.

  7. 3 out of 5


    I wish the size disclaimer had been up when I purchased my 3 t-shirts. I ordered a women’s cut in large and they fit like smalls. I’ve been trying to stretch them out, but they’re still pretty tight. The cost of shipping is too much to order new sizes. My coworkers had the same complaint.

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