Presidents’ Day is a chance for all of us to learn a bit more about George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other American executives (and for some people, an occasion for a three-day weekend!). Don’t spend your Monday off doing nothing, head to OverDrive to check out some of these books on the presidency that have been put together by our staff librarians.

For our younger readers, Let’s Celebrate Presidents’ Day by Barbara deRubertis and Thomas Sperling is a great explanation of the lives of Washington and Lincoln and explains why we celebrate them.

For an insightful book about our first president, you cannot go wrong with the classic Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow, in this case the audiobook read by the late Edward Hermann, who is a premier narrator.

For those who like their presidents with a bit of a Walking Dead feel, you will love Abraham Lincoln Vs. Zombies, though we do have plenty of great titles that are more traditional/factual as well!

President’s Day Juvenile & YA

President’s Day Adult Nonfiction

President’s Day Streaming Video

Meghan Volchko is a Collection Development Analyst with OverDrive, and will be spending her President’s Day reading eBooks in Washington, D.C.