The first Labor Day was in 1882; a day set aside to celebrate working people and their contributions to the prosperity of the country. This was back when it was common for the average adult American to work 12 hour days, seven days a week and it was not unusual for children as young as 5 to work in mines and factories. "Labor Day" became a Federal holiday in 1894.
Now, of course, families all across the US take the opportunity for a Labor Day picnic or barbeque to celebrate the end of summer. Likewise, the library staff will be having a holiday and the library will be closed Saturday and Monday to celebrate Labor Day...and to gear up for a busy fall with lots of programs for all ages!
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at the library!