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June Spotlight


There is a lot of information one can learn about Pride; The immense history of both pride and the LGBTQ+ community, when was the first pride, the government's involvement, and even the world's perspective on LGBTQ+ communities and celebrations. Plus, one of the best ways to celebrate Pride and the LGBTQ+ community is to learn more about it! Click Here to leap over to the rainbow side of pride!

National Aquarium Month

Did you know that aquariums are actually pretty important? With their protection, advancement, and research on water life, there is a ton of positivity that can come from aquariums existing. Not only that, but it is also an important feature in aquariums that people actually come and visit them! Click Here to learn more about what you can do for aquariums and what aquariums can do for the world!

National Adopt a Cat Month

It is one of the best times of the year, Adopt a Cat Month! Learn how our feline friends can actually be the best pet for you to have. Not to mention, learning what information you may need to know before you actually adopt. But, honestly, you should Click Here and actually learn A) how cats can be better than dogs, and B) why they get such a bad rep.

June 6th: D-Day Remembrance

For those World War 2 buffs out there, you may already know the importance of D-Day in history, but for the rest of us, do we really know the implications of what happened? Why should we care? If it happened so long ago, why would it still be important? Learn more about D-Day (aka, The Battle of Normandy) by Clicking Here.

June 8th: Best Friends Day

Fun Fact: Best Friend Day is a real thing. So it is time to celebrate! Grab your bestie and learn what makes them a great friend, take a quiz to see what kind of friend they are, and even see how people can grow with their friendships! Don't have any friends? Not a problem! We even give you tips on the best ways to make friends as an adult. And don't forget to check out the section on the battle of the sexes: can guys and girls be friends? What's the difference between boy and girl friendships? Click Here to read all about it!

June 18th: Father's Day

Let's learn about Father's Day! What is it? How did it come to be? How can we celebrate it? What if we just have a father figure? Are there any traditions we should follow? Why Are we asking so many questions? Should you just Click Here and read all about it?

June 19th: Juneteenth!

Also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, the holiday commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States. Specifically, Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when enslaved people in Texas learned that they had been freed under President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Learn about the history and importance of this holiday by Clicking Here.

June 21st: Summer Solstice

It is officially summer! Click Here to learn more about the summer solstice and its importance to the people who practice Druidism. Please Note:  we did not gather this information from the beloved horror film Midsommar starring the talented Florence Pugh. However, we do have a picture taken by one of our librarians of the druids performing the summer ritual at Stonehenge. 

Check Out More Summer Holidays

There are loads more holidays this June. Take a look at what they are and how you can celebrate them! All you have to do is Click Here!

Added Fun!

From James Joyce to Virginia Woolf, the first half of the twentieth century was a fascinating time for poetry, prose, and drama—but how well do you really know the writing? Try our short, fun quiz to test your knowledge of some of the period’s prominent writers, and you may find some new texts for your to-read list! -- The Library Journal

Summer BINGO

This is a summer-long contest! Download and print off one of the sheets using this link or pick up a copy from the Peosta or Calmar Campus Library.

Rules: Read books based on the prompts and mark them as you go! Make a classic BINGO and fill out the back of the sheet so we know what books you've read. When a BINGO is made, bring the sheet to the Peosta or Calmar Library and you will not only get a prize for each completed bingo sheet you turn in but your name will also be put into a drawing for a wonderful grand prize!

Dates for this contest are: May 15th, 2023 to August 11th, 2023