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June 26, 2023

Independence Day Reads for Kids!

By Chaise Carter and Lisa Glesil, Youth Services

Celebrate Independence Day with your kiddos this Fourth of July! Check out these books and digital materials that are available to you with your Hamilton East Public Library card. And, look below for a special craft you can do with the littles to decorate your house for the 4th!

Independence Day Booklist for Kids

Independence Day Digital Materials for Kids

BookFlix – Login with your library card and click Celebrations. Once there, children will be able to watch the story, The Star-Spangled Banner by Peter Spiers, read through the non-fiction title, The American Flag by Lisa Herrington, as well as do a word match to test their newfound knowledge!


Gale in Context: Elementary – Elementary-aged children can learn and develop their research skills through Gale’s In Context: Elementary database which allows them to search for articles, news stories, biographies, and images.


Search terms to learn more about the 4th of July and related history include:

  • Fourth of July
  • Independence Day
  • American Flag
  • American Revolution
  • Declaration of Independence


In the Mood to Craft?