Other countries create a special banking holiday on the first Monday in August so that their citizens get a three-day weekend. But here in the U.S., we get nothing. (Maybe because everyone’s on vacation?) Even though most of us don’t have a three-day weekend to look forward to, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate. Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below.
On Monday, August 15, at 4 p.m., we will have our wrap-up party for the summer reading program. Our special guest will be a working dog from the U.S. Capitol Police. After we have learned about working dogs, we will play bingo and have refreshments. Keep reading!
We’re starting to approach the dog days of summer, which means that it’s going to get hotter and hotter. But if you really want to turn up the heat, you should see what’s happening in the Florida swamp in the novel Candor by Pam Bachorz. In this book, Nia and Oscar are caught in a real scorcher, and if they fail, they’ll be burned up in more ways than one.
Fireworks make us loud and proud, but Independence Day is just one of the many holidays we can celebrate in July. Learn about some of the weird holidays that happen this month by clicking on the links below, and see if they make as a big a BOOM in your life as the fireworks on the Fourth. July 3 – Stay Out of the Sun Day