Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Labor Day

The Library will be closed in celebration of Labor Day, September 1st. Regular hours will resume Tuesday morning, September 2nd.

Do you know why we celebrate Labor Day?

Labor Day—the first Monday in September—celebrates the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of America.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday,September 5, 1882. Labor Day weekend traditionally marks the end of summer and warm weather activities.

Many cities have parades and concerts to mark the holiday. Tennessee residents enjoy Boomsday, one of the largest fireworks shows in the country. Michigan celebrates with the Annual Mackinac Bridge Walk, a walk across the third longest suspension bridge in the world. Since 1966, the Muscular Dystrophy Association has held its annual fundraising telethon, hosted by Jerry Lewis. And for music lovers, Labor Day weekend marks the annual Bumbershoot festival in Seattle, a 3-day celebration of arts and music.

Have a safe and happy holiday!!

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