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April News and Fun Facts

National Library Week  Join the library and celebrate National Library Week.  A drawing will be held for the children on April 16th. If you haven't been in for a while, stop in and see what is new and different at your library.

2016 Middle School Art Exhibit The talented students of grades 5, 6 and half of grade 7 from Clayton Ridge Middle School are exhibiting their art work during the month of April.  On exhibit are several  projects using different styles and techniques and art mediums.

2016 Middle School Art Exhibit

 

 Facts about April

Arbor Day

  • Birthstone - Diamond
  • Flower - Sweet Pea or Daisy
  • April 1 - April Fool's Day
  • April 5 - Arbor Day
  • April 22 - Earth Day

Name for April comes from Aprilis which means open.
April named for the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite.
April starts on the same day of the week as July each year.
April is kite flying month and humor month.

  • April 4, 1818 - Flag with one star for each state and 13 stripes was adapted by Congree
  • April 6, 1917 - U.S. declared war on Germany and entered WWI.
  • April 19, 1775 - The Revolutionary War began.

 Earth day