Library Closed for Patriot’s Day

American FlagThe library will be closed Monday, April 21 for Patriot’s Day.

Did you know that Patriot’s Day is a civic holiday commemorating the anniversary of the Battles of Lexington and Concord?

Since 1969, it has been observed on the third Monday in April only in Massachusetts and Maine (it is also a public school holiday in Wisconsin.)  Prior to 1969, the holiday was always observed on April 19 to commemorate “the shot heard ’round the world,” the first armed engagement between the British and colonial militia on April 19, 1775. Moving the holiday observance to the third Monday in April allowed for workers and school kids to have a three day weekend.

Have a nice weekend, everyone!

Once Upon a Time…

Castle painting by Janie MaxwellCape resident Janie Maxwell has donated her time and talent to create this marvelous painting for us.  The painting will be the centerpiece of our soon-to-be “Fairy Tale Corner,” where will be relocate all of our children’s fairy tale and folktale books.  We are so grateful to Janie for brightening up our children’s space with her beautiful artwork!

The relocation of our fairy tale collection is part of a larger reorganization plan for our picture books.  You can read more about it here!