George Washington visits North Shelby

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 24, 2006


First president of the United States, George Washington, will soon visit the North Shelby Library.

Earl Schaefer, acting for the past president, will host a 45-minute discussion concerning the importance of voting, what democracy is and Washington&8217;s experiences as our first president Nov. 6 at 5 p.m. The program will be a prelude to Election Day on Nov. 7.

Between Nov. 1 and 6, all children are also asked to stop by the Youth Department and vote on which new series they would like to have added to the collection. George Washington will announce the winning vote at the end of the program on Nov. 6.

All children will receive an &8220;I Voted&8221; sticker for participating. All ages are invited to attend, and refreshments will be served.

Earl Schaefer is a historical interpreter at the American Village in Montevallo. Schaefer aids in teaching children about American History in an interactive and creative manner.

The Election Day program is in correlation with an award received by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The library received multiple copies of 15 books related to the theme of &8220;Becoming an American.&8221; In return, the library agreed is offering public guest speakers, contests and other activities throughout the year concerning patriotism