June 2016 archive

Jun 27

National Sunglasses Day

    Elton John has over a thousand pairs, Canadian singer Corey Hart only wears his at night, and you can tell the good guys from the bad guys in The Matrix by the shape of theirs. What am I talking about? Sunglasses, of course! There’s nothing quite as stylish as a pair of shades, …

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Jun 26

New Children’s Books

  We have a huge box of children’s books ready for the Greenbriar Little Free Library #33664.  Many thanks to Beth!   Children’s books are currently the most popular.  We just got this adorable thank you note over the weekend:     Also, check us out at https://www.facebook.com/GreenbriarLittleFreeLibrary/

Jun 23

Take a book. Leave a book. Remake a book.

Have you ever walked past a Little Free Library, those house-shaped boxes along sidewalks filled with books? If so, did you look inside? They’re often filled with books, and if you look at enough of them, you’ll see some of the same kinds of books start to repeat: romance novels, detective fiction, used children’s books, …

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Jun 20

It’s Summer!

  In the United States and the rest of the northern hemisphere, the first day of the summer season is the day of the year when the Sun is farthest north (on June 20th or 21st). This day is known as the Summer Solstice.  

Jun 19

Happy Father’s Day!

  Father’s Day is observed annually on the third Sunday in June.  This day is set aside to honor and celebrate fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, though it is also celebrated widely on other days by many other countries. After …

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Jun 15

Happy Palindrome Week!

  You should feel very balanced this week. Why? Because it’s palindrome week! A palindrome exists when letters, numbers, or phrases are the same forward and backward. For example, the words “racecar” and “kayak” are palindromes along with the phrase “Was it a car or a cat I saw?” The dates this week are all …

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Jun 14

National Pop Goes the Weasel Day

June 14 is set aside to observe National Pop Goes the Weasel Day.  On this day people dig back into their memories to the nursery rhymes they learned as children and celebrate the day singing “Pop Goes the Weasel”.   The origins of this nursery rhyme are believed to date back to the 1700′s. The …

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Jun 14

National Flag Day

    National Flag Day is celebrated annually in the United States on June 14.  This day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777. On National Flag Day, Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents.  Our independence and unity as a nation is represented by our flag.  The …

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Jun 09

National Donald Duck Day

  National Donald Duck Day is observed annually on June 9th.  This day commemorates the birthday of the funny animal cartoon character, Donald Duck. Donald made his first screen debut on June 9, 1934, in The Wise Little Hen. Donald Duck usually wears a sailor suit with a cap and a black or red bow tie and is …

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