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Monthly Features - July


1-4 July 2021 - Downtown Dixon, Illinois -- Petunia Festival returns! With Reagan Run and more, too! Check out their website.

Books on First will be open our regular hours. We will be close at 1pm on Monday, 5 July, and open (as usual) on Tuesday at 7am.

4 July - USA Independence Day 

On this day in 1776, John Hancock (and unfortunately, he alone) signed the Declaration of Independence declaring the thirteen British colonies of the Americas free from King George's rule.

20 July - USA National Moon Day 

On this day in 1969, Neil Armstrong, as he landed on the moon, declared "One small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind."

30 July - Paperback Book Day 

No idea why, but heck, any excuse for a party!



Red, White & Royal Blue: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250316776
Availability: Usually Ships to You in 3-7 Days
Published: St. Martin's Griffin - May 14th, 2019

A book to bridge June and July!

Will You Sign Here, John Hancock? Cover Image
ISBN: 9780698114401
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - March 17th, 1997

The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 (The Revolution Trilogy #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250231321
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Holt Paperbacks - April 7th, 2020

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me: Book and CD (The World of Eric Carle) Cover Image
By Eric Carle, Eric Carle (Illustrator), Stanley Tucci (Read by)
ISBN: 9781481416450
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Little Simon - March 3rd, 2015