Tuesday, September 8, 2009

We the people

On September 17, 1787, the U. S. Constitution was signed by 39 men. This document changed the course of history.

All schools accepting federal money are now required to include activities on the Constitution on this day. We can all use a review of the document.

Various other activities are planned on this day too. This website from the Constitution Center has information about the U.S. Constitution and planned events.

The libraries in Baker, Bradford and Union Counties are three of 4000
libraries across the United States selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association to receive free hardcover editions of 17 classic books as part of We the People Bookshelf grant program. The theme of this year’s bookshelf is Picturing America.
These books were chosen to further the study and understanding of American history and culture.

Some of the titles included are: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, The Birchbark House, The Captain’s Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe; Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez (in both English and Spanish), Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation, Democracy in America , and 1776: The Illustrated Edition.

The collection is on display now at each library and all books are available for checkout.