For those wondering how and why states have state fairs, here's some info I picked up by way of Wikipedia ( click link to see full article). In short, they started in the 19th century for promoting state agriculture ( or farming) by way of livestock and farm product shows. Over the years, they have grown include carnival rides, games, and live entertainment. The first state fair happened in Syracuse, New York in 1841 ( and continues to run annually each year.)
We have a few books on state fairs on display in our ABC-123 box. Here are some of the titles:
- County Fair by Elisa Cooper
- Come to the Fair by Janet Lunn
- Barney goes to the Fair by Maureen Valvassori
- Mystery at the Fair by Gertrude C. Warner
By the way...
This is the last week of the Summer Reading Program. We have one final movie tomorrow at noon (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2) and Starlab Portable Planetarium this Thursday at 2pm and 4 pm. The last day to turn in books is Saturday, August 2nd.
Happy Summer!! Keep Reading!!