Monday, February 15, 2010

The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District Libraries will be closed Monday, February 15th

The LasVegas-Clark County Library District branches, urban and outlying areas, will be closed today, February 15th, in honor of Presidents Day.

Why is the library closed?
The library is closed in observance of George Washington's birthday. Although his birthday is February 22, Presidents Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February that honors the birthdays of President Washington and President Lincoln.

By the mid-1980s, with a push from advertisers, the term "Presidents Day" began its public appearance. Although Lincoln’s birthday, February 12, was never a federal holiday, approximately a dozen state governments have officially renamed their Washington's Birthday observances as "Presidents Day," "Washington and Lincoln Day," or other such designations. (Retrieved Wikipedia, 2/11/10)

When will the library re-open?
All urban libraries will reopen on Tuesday, February 16 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

What happens if my books are due on this date?
No worries, items will not be due on this, but the following day. You can also use the outside bookdrops if you need to return items on this date. Please remember, no DVDs or CDs can be placed in the outside bookdrop because they can get damaged.

I have homework. What can I do?
Although the library is closed, you can still access our electronic resources. These are available 24 hours a day. Just make sure you are part of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District's taxing district, with a valid library card number and personal identification number.

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