Happy Labor Day!
August 29, 2012
Sure, it's a holiday, and the Library will be closed on Monday, September 3rd, but what do you really know about Labor Day?
First celebrated by Oregon in 1887, it was made a federal holiday in 1894. Meant to honor the American Worker, much in the style of International Workers' Day (May Day) and other labor festivals worldwide, it was traditionally celebrated with parades and civic speeches. Nowadays, it's more a time to celebrate the last unofficial weekend of summer and picnic or barbeque with the family.
However you will be spending your weekend, we wish you a wonderful and safe holiday. All of us here at the Excelsior Springs Branch will be ready to help you again on Tuesday, September 4th.
Excelsior Springs Branch