Good Reads for the Long Weekend Ahead

Did you know that when Labor Day was declared a federal holiday in 1884, the average workday was 16 hours long?! Here are some other cool facts about one of summer’s most popular holidays:

  • Labor Day actually originated in Canada. U.S. labor union leaders borrowed the idea from our northern neighbor to put an end to harsh work conditions and excessively long work weeks.
  • In the U.S., Labor Day marks the beginning of the NFL and college football seasons. (Go Tigers!)
  • The National Hot Dog & Sausage Council claims hot dog season begins on Memorial Day and ends on Labor Day.
  • The library has nearly 11,000 teen titles for you to enjoy over the three-day weekend. To get started, check out our complete list of Hunger Games read-alikes. These are among the most popular books in the library’s collection, so be sure to reserve your preferred titles today!

About Brandy

Gadget addict, amateur photographer, schnauzer lover, connoisseur of fine children's and young adult literature, and DBRLTeen blog coordinator.
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