Celebrate National Siblings Day

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back and white photo of boy and girl walking down dirt roadDid you know that about 75% of American’s have a sibling? That’s a lot of brothers and sisters!  If you are lucky enough to have a sibling, take note – Friday, April 10 is National Siblings Day.

Since its inception in 1977, the Sibling Day Foundation has petitioned to have the day recognized as a national holiday. According to the foundation, “It is an uplifting celebration honoring people who have shaped our values, beliefs and ideals.”

Sibling Day hasn’t been recognized yet as an official holiday, but many brothers and sisters mark the day with a social media post, card or phone call. Get in the spirit with a good book whose main characters are siblings or that provides ideas for how to navigate the sibling relationship.

If you see one you like, place a hold and we’ll have it ready for curbside pickup!

Kids

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal by Jeffrey Brown
Duck, Duck, Dinosaur: Spring smiles by Kallie George
The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
When My Brother Gets Home by Tom Lichtenheld
At the Bottom of the World by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone

Teens

Lucky Strikes by Louis Bayard
Far From the Tree by Robin Benway
Peas and Carrots by Tanita S. Davis
Black Wings Beating by Alex London
Save the Date by Morgan Matson

Adults

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish
Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
The Sibling Effect: What the Bonds Among Brothers and Sisters Reveal About Us by Jeffrey Kluger
When We Were Vikings by Andrew MacDonald

It’s a good idea to give your brother or sister a call, too!

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