Sunday, July 1, 2012

Kids: Celebrate Independence Day!

Our Independence Day will be on Wednesday, July 4th! The library has a great collection of books and resources to help your child learn more about this special holiday and discover fun ways to celebrate it. Here are some recommended titles:


Father's DayIndependence Day: Birthday of the United States by Elaine Landau
This book contains historical facts about Independence Day, information on how it is celebrated and two fun activities that you and your child will enjoy.

Independence Day
Independence Day by Marc Tyler Nobleman
Learn more about the meaning of Independence Day and how it is celebrated. This informative book contains interesting facts about Independence Day.

Fourth of July Mice!
Fourth of July Mice! by Bethany Roberts
An amusing story about four playful mice enjoying a fun Independence Day by observing a parade and participating in other fun festivities.


Star-spangled crafts
Star Spangled Crafts by Kathy Ross
Have a fun Independence Day by creating something special! This book will teach you and your child how to make a variety of Independence Day themed crafts, such as a firecracker lapel pin, a flag mosaic, an American eagle magnet and much more!

Holiday & Everyday Projects
Holiday & Everyday Projects by Joanna Callihan
Learn how to create colorful and intriguing crafts for various holidays, including Independence Day by checking out this book.

More ways to celebrate Independence Day:
  • Attend the Fourth of July All City Picnic! Enjoy live entertainment, face painting, carnival games, public swimming and delicious food served at several food booths! This event will be held from 8am to 5pm at Central Park at 969 Kiely Blvd.
  • Attend one of several fireworks shows that will be happening throughout the Bay Area!
Please see a Youth Services Librarian at your library for more recommendations.
Posted by pn.