July 1, 2014 - 16:02 — ErinShinneman

Independence Day is Friday, July 4th, and you might have plans to watch fireworks in the evening.  You might drive or walk to your favorite park, lay out a blanket on the grass, and wait with anticipation until the show begins.  Watching a fireworks show is fun, and it might spark an interest in learning more about the history of fireworks and Independence Day.  If so, the library is a great place to satisfy your curiosity!   

There are many books in the Juvenile Nonfiction Collection about Independence Day.  Here are a few titles to look for the next time you visit:

Fourth of July Fireworks by Patrick Merrick
Fireworks by Vicki Cobb
From Rock to Fireworks: a photo essay by Gary W. Davis
Fireworks: the science, the art, and the magic by Susan Kuklin
Fireworks, Picnics, and Flags by James Cross Giblin
Fiesta Fireworks by George Ancona
Chemical Change: from fireworks to rust by Darlene R. Stille

The City of Naperville has important information on how to celebrate the Fourth of July safely. 

Have a safe and happy holiday!