Thursday, June 22, 2006                 Issue No. 16


In this issue:
Celebrate! @ Your Library!
We the People Bookshelf Exhibit
Let Freedom Ring
Area Fireworks Displays
Lake County Summer Events
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@ Your Library

Nothing says summer like the 4th of July!  It's the perfect time for families to gather, have picnics, watch fireworks and celebrate the birth of our nation.  The Wauconda Area Library is proud to be a part of it all!

Special We the People Bookshelf Exhibit:
Becoming American

The Wauconda Area Library is one of 2,000 libraries nationwide to receive the 2006 "We the People Bookshelf," which consists of 15 books on the theme of "Becoming American."  These titles, presented by the National Endowment for the Humanities, in cooperation with the American Library Association, encourage people to read and understand great literature while exploring themes in American history.  For a list of the books, please click here.

The Library will have an exhibit (starting July 1) explaining the grant and featuring the books, bookmarks, and bibliographies along the corridor, near the top of the stairs.  We encourage everyone to celebrate what it means to be American.

  Let Freedom Ring!

     "Free People Read Freely" is the motto for the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom.  Check out the Library Bill of Rights, which is the association's policy on free access to libraries and library materials.  It encourages the sharing of ideas and information for all people.

     What did our Founding Fathers have in mind when they created the Constitution and the Bill of Rights?  The National Archives online interactive exhibit allows you to read the Constitution, sign the Declaration of Independence and meet America's Founding Fathers.

     For more U.S. history, try the Library's online database, BrainPop.  Great for kids and adults, there are short video clips on everything from George Washington to how a bill becomes a law to the Civil War and more!  You will need to enter the Library's username and password to have full access to BrainPop from home or in the Library.  Click here for more information.

Area Firework Displays                       
Saturday, July 1st

  ¤  Fox Lake - 9:00 p.m., Millennium Park
  ¤  Grayslake - Dusk, Central Park

Sunday, July 2nd

  ¤  Crystal Lake - 9:15 p.m., 401 Country Club Rd.
  ¤  McHenry - Dusk, Petersen Park

Monday, July 3rd
¤  Wauconda - 6:00-11:00 p.m., Cook Park

Tuesday, July 4th
¤  Lake Zurich - 9:15 p.m., Paulus Park, 400 Whitney Rd.
  ¤  Round Lake Beach - Dusk, Round Lake Beach Metra Station
  ¤  Vernon Hills - 9:30 p.m., Century Park

Saturday, July 8th
¤  Island Lake - 9:15 p.m., Eastway Park

For additional celebrations, click here for NorthStarNet's Community Calendar for July, serving the suburban Chicagoland area.


Lake County Summer Events

With gas prices soaring and kids off from school, you may be looking for fun things to do in the area on a budget.  The Lake County Illinois Convention & Visitor's Bureau has a calendar of events filled with local happenings and special events, including tours, live music, street fairs, car shows, and much more.  Search by date, city or event type or peruse the entire listing of events. 

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