On Father’s Day we take the time to honor and celebrate all the dads and father figures in our life. Why not take a little time to read a special book together?
Also, check out these librarian recommended books about Dad!
“Blessed with the extraordinary privilege and remarkable responsibility of fatherhood, dads play vital roles in our lives—inspiring us to reach for our highest potential, lifting us up when we need it most, and helping us become the people we were meant to be. Doing right by our families is the most important job any of us will ever have. On Father’s Day, we thank the wonderful fathers—and stepfathers, grandfathers, uncles, brothers, and mentors—in our lives, and we recognize the sacrifices they make to be there for us, through good times and bad.” – Barack Obama
Did You Know?
25.4 Mean age of first-time fathers in the United States during 2011-2013, up slightly from 25.1 during 2006-2010.
The nation’s first Father’s Day was celebrated on June 19, 1910, in the state of Washington. However, it was not until 1972–58 years after President Woodrow Wilson made Mother’s Day official–that the day honoring fathers became a nationwide holiday in the United States.
History.com Staff. (2009). Father’s Day. Retrieved June 09, 2017, from http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/fathers-day
Did You Know? Father’s Day Edition. (2017). PT in Motion, 9(5), 4
Proclamation 9464—Father’s Day, 2016. (2016). Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1-2.