HOT DIGGITY DOG!
It seems only right that National Hot Dog Day (16th) would happen during National Picnic Month! Light up the grill or campfire, spear some dogs, and letís have a cookout!
What is a hot dog?
It can be defined as the following: A cooked sausage that consists of a combination of beef and pork or all beef, which is cured, smoked, and cooked. Seasonings may include coriander, garlic, ground mustard, nutmeg, salt, sugar, and white pepper. They are fully cooked but are usually served hot. Sizes range from big dinner frankfurters to tiny cocktail size. Also called frankfurters, frank, weenie, wienie, wiener, dog, and red hot.
Learn more many historical facts about hot dogs, including the time they were served by the President of the US!
Also check out these books:
The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog by Mo Willems (E)
Hallo-Weiner by Dav Pilkey (E - Holiday)
Hotter than a Hot Dog by Stephanie Calmenson (E)
Food Creations: from Hot Dogs to Ice Cream Cones by Jacqueline Ball (J641.3)
JULY 2012 SPECIAL DAYS
1 - First US Zoo (1874)
4 - Independence Day
5 - Graham Cracker Day
7 - Ice Cream Cone Day
10 - Donít Step on a Bee Day
12 - Swimming Pool Day
16 - National Hot Dog Day
19 - New Friends Day
24 - Cousinsí Day
26 - All or Nothing Day
31 - Parents Day
31 - Harry Potterís Birthday
Wild about Wildlife Month
Red, White, and Blue Month
National Picnic Month
For all who successfully reached their Summer Reading goal! Kids and teens are invited to attend, as are parents or other caregivers (and EVERYONE can swim!)
While our Summer Reading Program winds down, there are still a few more things you can do!
July 2 (Monday) Kids' Program "Night Games" 11:00 am
July 6 (Friday) Crafts 2:00 pm Sand Art
July 9 (Monday) Kids' Program "Animals of the Night" 11:00 a.m.
July 11 (Wednesday) Teen Program "Night Snacks" 6:30 p.m.
July 13 (Friday) Crafts 2:00 pm Sheep Magnets
July 14 (Saturday) Summer Reading Program ends today.
Our annual ďget acquainted with riding the school busĒ program is tentatively set for Monday, August 6th @ 10:00 a.m.
Kids who are entering kindergarten, along with a parent, can sign up to ride a school bus from the library to Bloomfield Elementary School. Before takeoff, the driver goes over the rules, gives kids safety suggestions, and explains what type of behavior is expected. Once at the school, kindergarten teacher Mrs. Gregg opens up her classroom. Kids (and rookie parents!) can get a good idea what goes on in school before it actually starts!
Sign-up is necessary and is limited to the first 50 riders. Call the library to sign up for this fun-filled program!
Crafts & Activities
A solar-cooked hot dog -- do try this at home!
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