InformationEast Library’s main entrance is closed for renovations until early September. Please use the temporary entrance located to the south (left) of the main entrance.

Holiday Hours and Closures

PPLD closes early:

Date Time Holiday
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve
Thursday, December 31, 2015 4 p.m. New Year's Eve

PPLD is closed all day:

Date Holiday
Thursday, January 1, 2015 New Year's Day
Monday, January 19, 2015 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 16, 2015 Presidents' Day
Sunday, April 5, 2015 Easter Sunday
Monday, May 25, 2015 Memorial Day
Saturday, July 4, 2015 Independence Day
Monday, September 7, 2015 Labor Day
Thursday, November 26, 2015 Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, December 24, 2015 Christmas Eve
Friday, December 25, 2015 Christmas Day

Comments

Briargate moving ?

So, I saw that the Briargate library is closing down and moving to the Chapel Hills mall area...when was that again?

Will the new location be called "Briargate" as well, or will it have a new name?

Hi there. Briargate

Hi there. Briargate Community Library will be closed beginning Sunday, May 25, in preparation of the move to Library 21c, located at Chapel Hills and Jamboree. Library 21c will open to the public on Saturday, June 21. During the closure, materials placed on hold by Briargate patrons will be available for pick up at East Library, 5550 N. Union Bvld., unless another location is requested.

Presidents Day

This holiday is actually called Washington's Birthday. Poor Abe doesn't have a day of his own, and will have even less honor when we abolish the penny.

Mike

hours /closure

what is the normal hours and closures Monday to Sunday

Hi there. Each library

Hi there. Each library location has it's own hours. You can check them by location here:

http://ppld.org/library-locations

Hope this helps!

Closures

It would be helpful to know the library's snow closure policy and also an after hours number to call in case a group needs to confirm openings/closures.

Good idea. I'll get that

Good idea. I'll get that information posted. Thanks!

Veterans' Day

Just curious as to why Veterans' Day, November 11 is not observed. Thanks.

Holidays

The Library has ten holidays that we are closed. When deciding on the days to close the Board of Trustees and the Leadership Team consider whether we will have adequate patron visits to stay open. Since we are librarians we have done a little research related to your question. In 1971 Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October. In 1978, it was moved back to its original celebration on November 11 whatever day that falls on. Since this change, there has been a trend against being closed on the holiday. Many schools and colleges remain open and that is true in our area as well. Banks, the post office and many though not all, government offices close.

In the case of the holidays that we are closed, they are so widely celebrated that we would probably not have a lot of patron visits. To honor our veterans, we have celebrated this important holiday by hosting Veterans programs. We have had two panel discussions which were held live and presented on Library T.V. Veterans from WWII, Korea, and Iraq served on the panels. In addition we have conducted Veterans interviews to be sent to the Smithsonian. Veterans employed by the Library have put together these programs. I hope that answers your question. Thank you for asking. Sydne Dean, Associate Director of Public Services