July is Family Reunion Month. Whether you’re getting together with relatives, researching your family history or just reading about families, your library has you covered!
Looking for something to read? Check out this book list for recent family memoirs, including Three Many Cooks: One Mom, Two Daughters, The Dad Report: Fathers, Sons and Baseball Families and Grace & Steel: Dorothy, Barbara, Laura and the Women of the Bush Dynasty.
Are you looking for books about genealogy? Find basic guides to family history research in our catalog or on the nonfiction shelves at 929. For more in-depth research, check out our online resources. Ancestry is the best-known online genealogy resource, and our vendor is generously making it available to everyone with a library card through September 30, 2021. (Normally, Ancestry is only available for in-library use.) Get even more genealogy data with HeritageQuest, including U.S. and Canadian census records, pension records from the American Revolution era, U.S. city directories 1821-1989 and more. HeritageQuest is free online with your library card and always available to use from home.
Looking for something to read while you’re traveling to visit family? Check out ebooks and audio ebooks from CloudLibrary - they’ll save space in your suitcase and won’t run up late fines! If you’d rather read magazines or newspapers on the road, try Flipster or PressReader, and use the apps to take them with you. Streaming video from Kanopy can help you fill the time this summer - check out these family-themed films, or go to Kanopy Kids for family-friendly streaming. It’s all free with your library card!