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Happy Independence Day!
 
I realize that I am a little early, but believe it or not, this holiday is coming up quickly.
Independence Day is also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth and it commemorates the adoption of our Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.
 
Independence Day is typically associated with fireworks, parades, carnivals/fairs, picnics, barbecues, baseball games and family gatherings; as well as political speeches, patriotic songs and ceremonies. Most of the celebrations take place outdoors. All of it celebrated on a day that is a Federal Holiday.
 
Did you know that three presidents died on July 4th? Former Presidents John Adams (our second President) and Thomas Jefferson (our third President) died on the same day: July 4, 1826. Former President James Monroe (our fifth President) died on July 4, 1831. Only one president was born on the Fourth of July: Calvin Coolidge (our Thirtieth President) on July 4, 1872.
 
If you stop by the Library, you can check out biographies on many of our Presidents, and read about the History of our Country. Speaking of the Library, there are some special hours (openings and closings) coming up. All of us are aware of the East Troy Lions sponsored 4th of July Fair that happens around the Library and local parks (this year June 28th – July 1st). Please be aware of our different hours of service during this time and during the 4th of July holiday:
 
            Thursday, June 28th - Open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
            Friday, June 29th - Open 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
            Saturday, June 30th - Closed
            Sunday, July 1st - Closed
            Monday, July 2nd – Open 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
            Tuesday, July 3rd – Open 10:00 am – 5:00 p.m.
            Wednesday, July 4th – Closed
 
Over 200 Kids and over 60 Adults have signed up for our annual Summer Reading Program. You can still sign-up and go after some neat prizes for all age groups. Stop by and see the great prizes we have available for those who participate! Hint, hint: two one year Family Passes (with parking) for the Milwaukee County Zoo are the biggies for the Summer and lots of people are eager to visit the zoo!
 
We just received a delivery of 100 new books, 13 new DVDs, and 2 new Audio-books. These will soon be on the shelf and available to use for the Summer Reading Program, or just for your own edification and enjoyment. The weather forecasts are suggesting a heat up coming soon. Stop by and visit your Library, we’re “cool” in many ways! Enjoy the Independence Day holiday and we look forward to seeing you!