This Monday is Independence Day, marking the date in 1776 when the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the thirteen American Colonies. Everyone (including your library staff) will be taking the day off to spend time with friends and family, and enjoying that storied American pastime: setting off a ton of fireworks.
Firefighter Brian Kover visited the Blue Springs North branch before the 4th of July to educate kids about fire safety. They learned firework safety and how to "stop, drop, and roll!" When the fire truck arrived, everyone got to tour it, including a chance to sit behind the wheel!
Thanks to Brian and the firefighters of Blue Springs and all who came for making this educational program so much fun!
The Hot Days of July are Associated with Fireworks!
I know when I was a youngster, lighting sparklers, firecrackers, roman candles, etc. was a month-long event. But, parents need to be very careful about letting children use fireworks, as they can be extremely dangerous, both to their health and to property. The following facts and tips are from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), as found on their website:
Independence Day brings fun traditions and special family time every year. From picnics by the pool to red, white, and blue desserts, the fourth is a special day. And, it wouldn’t be a party without fireworks. Nothing beats those brilliant sparks in the starry sky and the smiles they bring to the kids' faces, but don’t forget to be safe while you celebrate.