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Special Days in June

School is out and summer vacation is just starting. But as Phineas and Ferb tell us, there are only so many days to do all the stuff there is to do before school starts this fall.

So whether you're climbing towers, rescuing friends or discovering new things, the library is a great place to find an adventure of your very own.

June is Fruits and Vegetables Month. Read a book about gardening, and Dig into Reading at the library for Summer Reading.

June is Dairy Month. Check out some cow art and craft ideas. Visit our own Fair Oaks Dairy Adventure to see a real live dairy operation up close.

June is National Safety Month. Know the rules of the road when using your bike!

Word of the month: ubiquitous: existing or being everywhere at the same time; widespread. From about the middle of May until the end of July, information about summer reading at the library is ubiquitous.

June 2  It’s Helen Oxenbury’s birthday.  Did you know? Helen Oxenbury is married to another children’s book creator, John Burningham.

June 5 is World Environment Day The theme for this year’s United Nations World Environment Day is Think.Eat.Save, an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your "foodprint."

June 5 It’s Rick Riordan’s birthday. Visit Riordan’s Kane Chronicles website for links to good sites for Egyptian fun and games, or visit this link to enter Percy Jackson's world.

June 6  61st D-Day Anniversary. Read about World War II.

June 10 Maurice Sendak, author of Where The Wild Things Are, was born this day.

June 15  is Fly a Kite Day. Read about this fun hobby, or try it out!

June 15 It’s Brian Jacques’ birthday. Visit the Redwall website or check out some fun trivia and Redwall quizzes.

June 16 is Father's Day. Check out one of our special Father's Day storytime events at Wheatfield this month.

June 19 is Juneteenth, commemorating the end of slavery in the U.S. Read Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi or The Underground Railroad for Kids by Mary Kay Carson.

June 21 Summer begins. Because of the tilt of the Earth's axis, tonight, the Summer Solstice, will be one of the shortest nights of the year, with sunset at around 8:30 p.m. and sunrise the next day around 5:30 a.m. giving 9 hours of darkness and 15 hours of light. The Winter Solstice, in December, is, by contrast, one of the longest nights of the year with around 9 hours of light and 15 hours of darkness.

June 22 The invention of the donut on this day in 1847 is attributed to Captain Hansen Gregory. Read about an unstoppable donut machine in Homer Price by Robert McCloskey.

June 23 Full Moon. It’s Olympic Medalist Wilma Rudolph’s birthday. "My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother." – Wilma Rudolph

June 25 It’s Eric Carle’s birthday. Celebrate with one of his books about caterpillars, spiders or bears!

June 27 The American Library Association's Annual Conference starts today in Chicago. Read a story about Chicago. Learn about being a librarian.

June 28 The Raggedy Ann doll was invented in 1917. Creator Johnny Gruelle made them to accompany the books he wrote.

June 29 Antoine de Saint-Exupery, author of The Little Prince, was born this day in 1900.

June 30 It’s David McPhail’s birthday.

Q: What did one flag say to the other flag?

A: Nothing. It just waved!