Both the Dover and Kent County public libraries will be having special exhibits about the Constitution as part of the national Constitution Week observances beginning Sept. 17.
Sept. 17 marks the 226th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention. Under Public Law 915, President Barack Obama has designated Sept. 17 through Sept. 23 this year as National Constitution Week.
In preparation, the Colonel Haslet Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, has placed exhibits at both the Dover Public Library and the Kent County Public Library, with information for the public in regard to the meaning of Constitution Week.
The display in Dover includes the proclamation honoring Constitution Week that Mayor Carlton Carey presented to Dorothy Snyder, this year’s Colonel Haslet Chapter DAR Constitution Chairman, said DAR spokeswoman Elizabeth Senato.
Anyone visiting either library also will find a take-home quiz about the Constitution as well as numerous books about this historic, ground-breaking document, she said.