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.
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