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Library closed for Washington’s Birthday

Library closed for Washington’s Birthday

The Library and the rest of the Boise State campus will be closed for Presidents’ Day on Monday, February 19th. The third Monday in February is known as Presidents’ Day, but According to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management:

By law, under 5 U.S.C. 6103,  the holiday is known as “Washington’s Birthday.”  The holiday had been celebrated on George Washington’s actual birthday on February 22 for many years, but it was changed to the third Monday in February as a result of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968.  Though some State and local jurisdictions and retailers may jointly honor Abraham Lincoln and George Washington and refer to the holiday as “Presidents’ Day,” the official Federal holiday is “Washington’s Birthday.”

Read up on our first president and find documents written in his own hand at the George Washington Papers collection at the Library of Congress, such as this letter to the Continental Congress, April 10, 1780:

Letter from George Washington to Continental Congress, April 10, 1780

(1780) George Washington Papers, Series 4, General Correspondence: George Washington to Continental Congress. [Manuscript/Mixed Material] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

Have a safe and enjoyable day!
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