On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to ensure the civil rights of people with disabilities. Over the last 31 years, the ADA has expanded opportunities for people with disabilities by reducing barriers and changing perceptions, and increasing full participation in community life.
National Hire A Veteran Day on July 25 is an annual reminder and a call to action for employers and all those in hiring positions to seek out qualified veterans to hire and promote. It was founded by Marine Corps veteran Dan Caporale (who also founded the organization Hire Our Heroes). It is also a way to communicate to veterans the value and experience they bring to the table; veterans are highly trained, disciplined individuals with proven skills in communication and teamwork.
The Library is offering several monthly book clubs around the county and there is a little bit of everything in the month of August! We have investigative fiction, romance, love stories, and of course, true crime. Whether you are looking to connect with other readers and make new friends or if you are just wanting to establish a regular reading habit, join our book clubs and you are off to a great start!
Fiction and non-fiction galore! July has new releases that are guaranteed to keep kids entertained! A to Z Mysteries (Crime in the Crypt) by Ron Roy features familiar characters (Josh, Dink, and Ruth Rose) going on strange, thrilling adventures! Snakes Smell With Their Tongues!: And Other Amazing Facts by Thea Feldman presents itself as a book full of exciting snake facts. The best part is we currently have our annual summer reading challenge, and these books can help you in your mission! Check out the full list below and be sure to put a few on hold.
First celebrated in 2012, International Non-Binary People’s Day is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate those who do not identify exclusively as male or female (masculine or feminine). Check out the blog for a breakdown of terms and pronouns as well as tips and resources for parents, friends, coworkers, and allies. You'll also find booklists for youth, teens, and adults with authors and characters who identify as non-binary, gender non-conforming, or transgender.