Celebrate America’s 241st birthday next Tuesday. Chandler Public Library has all kinds of resources related to the holiday, whether you’re looking to read about the American Revolution, searching for recipes for your backyard cookout, and more!
Check out these recommendations for books related to the 4th of July:
1776 by David McCullough - An account of the Revolutionary War by one of America’s leading historians.
Rise to Rebellion by Jeff Shaara - A classic novel of the years leading up to 1776.
Eyewitness Books: American Revolution - For young readers, an illustrated guide to the history surrounding the war.
My Brother Sam is Dead by James Lincoln Collier - A classic young adult novel of the Revolution.
You can read history online, too. Log in to U.S. History in Context to read articles from history books, reference works, magazines and journals as well as primary sources. Use your library card and PIN numbers to access this subscription database for free.
Your library card also gets you access to full-page popular magazines through Zinio. Check out cooking-related titles such as Food Network Magazine and Rachael Ray Every Day, and start planning your 4th of July menu. You can check out as many issues as you wish and keep them as long as you like - there are no due dates or late fines for Zinio magazines!
Another resource you can access with your library card is Freegal: five free music downloads per week from the Sony Music catalog. Try searching for patriotic music and get in the spirit of the holiday.
Remember, all four Chandler Libraries will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. We will reopen with regular hours on July 5.