Free Library offers resources to celebrate fourth Juneteenth holiday

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration of the end of enslavement in U.S. history. Along with commemorating liberation and freedom, Juneteenth is a day that centers on and celebrates the experiences, family stories, histories, and continuous legacies of Black Americans.

This year, we celebrate Juneteenth for the fourth time as a federal holiday, but it has been an important celebration for nearly 200 years! The Free Library is proud to mark this occasion by honoring Juneteenth’s history, offering events, and sharing book lists for children and adults.