All PLS branches will be closed on Sunday, September 1 and Monday, September 2, for Labor Day.
We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, September 3rd.
Here is a brief history of Labor Day via Encyclopedia Britannica:
The first American Labor Day was celebrated in New York City in 1882.
The idea for a holiday honoring the workers of America probably belonged to Matthew Maguire, a labor union secretary of the Central Labor Union in New York.
Today, the holiday is observed in all 50 United States and in Canada.
Parades and public demonstrations on Labor Day are less common, but addresses by labor leaders, educators, clerics, and government officials are distributed by means of newspapers, radio, and television.
It has come to signify the end of summer and a time for workers to celebrate the economic prosperity and high standard of living their labor has made possible.
Can't wait for us to open? Read from home with the Pioneer Library System Connect App!
With our app you can:
- Use the physical catalog
- Renew & place holds
- Pay fines
- Stream ebooks and audiobooks
- Read eMagazines
- Use self check machines
- Locate library events
The year 2019 has marked a historic Summer Learning Challenge in the Pioneer Library System, as readers earned more than five million points through activities like reading books and taking part in library programs and presentations throughout May, June and July.
So, pat yourselves on the back for great work! And now, get ready to celebrate the milestone. As a bonus for reaching the three-million point mark, libraries will have a mini-printing press available for readers to make prints to commemorate this year’s Summer Learning Challenge.
Get a good look at what the press can do by checking out this video put together by our Maker Mobile staff!
The press will be available at the following libraries on these dates:
Aug. 1-14: Moore, Norman East, Norman West, Purcell, Shawnee, Tecumseh
Aug. 15-29: Blanchard, McLoud, Newcastle, Noble, Norman Central, Southwest Oklahoma City
As a reward to PLS communities for reaching this year’s initial goal of one million points earned, more than 3,000 books will be purchased and donated to children throughout the library’s three-county area. PLS is working directly with the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, McClain County Health Department and Cleveland County Health Department to distribute the books during the next year.
The book donations were funded by the Pioneer Library System Foundation, Cynthia Cooper and the Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.