Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day (also known at the 4th of July) is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Here are some holiday-related books that can be found at our library.

The library will be closed on Wednesday July 4th. We will reopen on Thursday July 5th at 10:00am. The staff at the Lake Bluff Public Library wishes everyone a safe and Happy 4th of July!!!

A Catered Fourth of July – Isis Crawford
When a re-enactor’s musket blows up in his face, killing him, Bernie and Libby need to get to the bottom of his murder.

Celebrating the Fourth of July – Maddie Spalding
Readers are introduced to why we celebrate the Fourth of July, as well as traditions such as having picnics, watching fireworks, and eating tasty summer treats. Includes a kid-friendly project inspiring creativity and hands-on fun.

Hurray for the Fourth of July – Wendy Watson
A small-town family celebrates the Fourth of July by attending a parade, having a picnic, and watching fireworks. Interspersed throughout the pages are patriotic songs and traditional rhymes.

The Fourth of July – Peter de Bolla
Describing an “architecture of belief” that time and custom have constructed around July 4, de Bolla credits the symbolic capacity of the Declaration with answering the public needs of every generation: to honor the revolutionary generation, to express patriotism, to express dissent, to kick back on a day off.

The Night Before the Fourth of July – Natasha Wing
In rhyming text based on “The Night Before Christmas,” a family, decked in red, white, and blue, heads to the Fourth of July parade, hosts a backyard BBQ with neighbors, dodges an afternoon thundershower, and watches the fireworks show.

-Claire

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