- Independence Day @ CLPL
- Looking for fireworks on the big day? Stay local (within McHenry County) or go further afield.
- Fireworks are pretty, but they can also be pretty dangerous. Here are some safety tips from the Consumer Product Safety Commission to help you stay safe.
- Learn all about Independence Day at USA.gov.
- FoodNetwork.com has lots of fun recipes for the perfect Independence Day cookout!
Baseball and Hot Dogs
Baseball fans make hot dogs their number one choice at ball parks. According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council (NHDSC), this year baseball fans will consume more than 21 million hot dogs at stadiums across the country!
- Baseball and hot dogs @ CLPL
- Which baseball stadiums have the best hot dogs? - CBS Sports
- Visit the NHDSC for all things hot dog related.
- Know where to go for the best dog in town with Chicagoist's "14 Best Hot Dogs in Chicago"
- How to build the perfect Chicago style hot dog (hold the ketchup!)
- Ice Cream @ CLPL
- Learn more about this yummy frozen treat with the International Dairy Foods Association.
- Ice-cream-freaks.com has plenty of ideas on how to celebrate.
- Grab a spoon and dig in to one of Southern Living's "54 Cool Ice Cream Desserts".
- Or, enjoy one of these dairy-free ice cream recipes collected by The Kitchn.
Picnics are the perfect time for healthy meals while enjoying the fresh air and great outdoors.
- Picnics @ CLPL
- Try these picnic dishes from AllRecipes.com.
- Southern Living offers lots of easy, portable meals to pack and eat.
- Keep picnic food safe and healthy with these tips.
- Visit PicnicBasket.com for more perfect picnic ideas.