National Parks and Recreation Month . Enjoy our Storytime in the Park at DeMotte on July 5 from 7:30-8:30.
National Blueberry Month . Pick a tasty treat at a local blueberry grower ! (Call ahead to confirm they are open; this year's weather has been hard on farmers.) Try the patriotic flag dessert  recipe.
Word of the month: incorrigible: (about a person) Not able to be corrected, improved, or reformed. My friend is an incorrigible cheat at board games.
July 1 The first U.S. zoo opened in Philadelphia  in 1874.
July 3 Spiderman returns. Opening in a theater near you: The Amazing Spiderman (PG-13).
July 8 It’s Raffi ’s birthday. Sing a silly song!
July 9 Youth Day in Morocco. What do you know about Morocco ? Use library resources to learn more.
July 10 It’s Don’t Step on a Bee Day, the time to remember that going barefoot can mean getting stung by a bee!
July 13 Coming to a theater near you: Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG). Check out one of the other Ice Age movies at the library and catch up!
July 15 National Ice Cream Day. Learn how to make ice cream in a bag !
July 17 Did you know? Disneyland, America’s first theme park, opened on this day in 1955.
July 18 It’s illustrator Felicia Bond’s birthday. Read one of Laura Numeroff's mouse books  (If You Give a Mouse a Cookie) and make mouse pictures.
July 19 Ramadan  begins at sunset. Read about the month of Ramadan observed by Muslims around the world.
July 20 Did you know? On July 20, 1969, U.S. astronaut Neil A. Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon .
July 26 It’s Jan Berenstain ’s birthday. Read a Berenstain Bears book.
July 31 It’s J.K. Rowling’s birthday. Visit Pottermore.com  for trivia tidbits and new content from J.K. herself, and live through the books all over again.
Q: What did the pig say at the beach on a hot summer day?
A: I’m bacon!
"Remake the world, a little at a time, each in your own corner of the world." —The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan