As you all probably know, July 20th marks a significant point in history. On July 20, 1969, as part of NASA’s Apollo 11 Lunar Mission, six astronauts landed safely on the moon. It’s crazy to think that prior to only 50 years ago, no one had landed or was able to land on the moon. To learn more about life before and after Apollo, check out NASA’s anniversary webpage here.
To celebrate the anniversary, the 2019 Summer Reading theme is A Universe of Stories. The Livingston Public Library has many wonderful events planned for children, teens, and adults so make sure you check out our event calendar!
In the meantime, to get you into the moon walking spirit here are some reading suggestions for all ages:
- Moon: A Peek Through Picture Book by Britta Teckentrup
- Space Case by Stuart Gibbs
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
- Infinite Wonder: An Astronauts Photographs from a Year in Space by Scott Kelly
- The Penguin Book of Outer Space Exploration: NASA and the Incredible Story of Human Spaceflight edited by John Logsdon
And if you’re looking to have a moon-filled movie night, try:
Check out our “One Giant Leap” book list by librarian Archana Chiplunkar for more great moon inspired reads and resources!
-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian