Happy 4th of July to all of you!
Let’s all pause and have a look at the historical relevance of this nation’s Independence Day. Perhaps you follow many traditions in observance of the special day. Perhaps you let it pass, giving it a brief smile or nod. I believe it is ours to reflect upon as we each determine what it means in our lives.
You are invited to come into the libraries and read and research the multitude of materials available on that subject and related information. It seems the last few years have offered civics lessons in our public discourse, especially surrounding politics, government, citizenship, and everything related to those subjects. Libraries continue to serve as reservoirs of ideas and things for thought. That very fact separates libraries from other entities, especially since they are free and open to the public. Just come by with your library card and access online and print materials that are of particular interest to you and your family. There are no recommendations here as to what you may want to read or checkout. We are just grateful to you for your continued support and for understanding the full relevance of libraries.
It is hoped that you will enjoy the weekend, the holiday, and the entire month of July. If you are still trying to get through the last days of summer and need a quick read, nothing too heavy, the library is the place to go.
Finally, don’t forget, you still have the power to direct your history. Lights, cameras, action!