All Pioneer Library System branches will be closed Sunday, September 3rd and Monday, September 4th, for Labor Day. We will resume normal library operations on Tuesday, September 5th.
Taking a Labor Day vacation? Here are some Labor Day Road Trip Tips! (article Labor Day Road Trip Tips by Otis R. Taylor Jr. in The New York Amsterdam News, accessed via MasterFILE Premier)!
- Side trips: Plan something to break up the long stretches. The trip will be more pleasant. Even a picnic at a rest area will do. Although it might be hard to convince drivers who don’t feel like they’re getting anywhere unless their feet are on the gas pedals, a few breaks will stave off cabin fever for the passengers.
- Bring the noise: Podcasts, books on tape, CDs—anything other than static from radio stations as you go in and out of range. Make a playlist. If you don’t have time to bother with it, Google “road trip playlist.” The various music streaming services offer playlists designed for the road. You can also just listen to President Obama’s summer playlist.
- Get some sleep: If I’m a passenger in a car that’s traveling more than roughly 20 miles on a highway and the trip is not work related, there’s a high probability I’ll sneak in a nap. I’ve been told that I have a gift. If you can achieve comfort, a moving car is perfect when you need to catch up on sleep.
- Play games: If you’re traveling with kids and don’t have TVs in the headrest or an iPad, play a guessing game such as 21 Questions. An immediately disqualified question: Are we there yet? Of course, you also just talk about life. A long car ride is the optimal time to really share what’s on your mind. It’s not like your audience has anywhere else to be, and they can’t just get up and walk away.
- Travel kit: Besides a first-aid kit, pack tissues, wet wipes, water and nonperishable snacks. You never know when you’ll get stuck overnight.
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- Use the physical catalog
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- Pay fines
- Read eMagazines
- Use self check machines
- Locate library events
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