Holidays Don't Always Equal a Closed Library
September 07, 2010
Ah, the first Monday in September is Labor Day. It's one of the few holidays that the library is closed. Considering the sheer amount of holidays that there are in a calendar year, the library isn’t closed for many of them.
The other holidays that the library closes for are:
- New Years Day (January 1)
- Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Third Monday in January)
- President’s Day (Third Monday in February)
- Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
- Independence Day (July 4)
- Thanksgiving (Fourth Thursday in November)
- Christmas Eve (December 24)
- Christmas (December 25)
- New Year’s Eve (December 31)
In the event that the holiday falls on a Sunday, the library is closed the following Monday. But, as I said, there are plenty of holidays that the library remains open. There are holidays like: Lincoln’s Birthday on February 12, Washington’s Birthday February 22, Patriots’ Day April 19 (which is not to be confused with Patriots Day on September 11), Flag Day on June 14, Columbus Day on October 12 (though it’s observed on the second Monday of October, regardless of the date), and Veteran’s Day on November 11.
Also, unless you’re planning to pay a visit to the Midwest Genealogy Center, all other MCPL Branches are closed on Sunday.
Speaking of the holidays, they will be here before you know it! It may just be September, but it's never to early to plan ahead. Your local branch has plenty of books on holiday parties, food, gifts, and a wide range of holiday music. We have practically everything you could possibly need to make this upcoming season one of the best ever!