Thursday, December 3, 2009

Picturing America

Now that Emily Taber Public Library has opened their new addition, they have a nice display space for new books. 

The first display is their Picturing America collection,  books that  reflect our American history and culture.

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 the library and all books are available for checkout.