Archive for September 6th, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Labor Day 2009 (09/06)

Sunday, September 6th, 2009


Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About Labor Day (US)

Sept 06 : 01 day to Labor Day

Did you know that the first state to adopt an official celebration of Labor Day was Oregon, which did so in l887?

Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York quickly followed suit, passing similar laws later that year.

By 1894, 23 more states had adopted Labor Day and Congress had passed a federal law declaring the first Monday in September a legal holiday.

Labor Day in America is a day to remember and pay tribute to the contributions made by the country’s workers and laborers. Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Labor Day in the US!

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(September 06) Today we're celebrating . . .  Library Card Signup Month

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Library Card Signup Month
In 1987, then Secretary of Education William Bennett said, “Every child should obtain a library card – and use it!” During the month of September, libraries across the nation reach out to expand the ranks of their card holding members. Do your part and be sure to take a trip (or two) to the library this month.

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