Happy Presidents' Day!

February 15, 2016

Today is Presidents' Day!

Established in 1885, the holiday was originally meant to recognize the first president of the United States of America, George Washington, and was observed each year on his birthday, February 22. It was later changed to be observed the third Monday of February and to recognize and celebrate all presidents, past and present.

Here at the library, we have all kinds of books about the presidents! In addition to biographies about every one of our 43 presidents, we have fun titles like If I Were President by Catherine Stier, So You Want to Be President? by Judith St. George, and President Taft is Stuck in the Bath by Mac Barnett. We also have a selection of books about Presidents' Day, including Presidents' Day by Anne Rockwell.

Reading books about presidential duties and what the President does each day is a good way to learn more about the presidents. And with the Presidential Election this year, Presidents' Day is also a great time to brush up on election facts and how our President is elected to office. So help us celebrate this holiday and these great men!

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