‘Holidays’ Category

Closed-Fourth of July

The Library will be closed on Monday, July 4th! Happy Birthday, America!

Library Hours for Easter Break

Thursday, April 14:  8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Good Friday, April 15 – Easter Sunday, April 17:  Closed.  Monday, April 18:  8:00 am – 12:00 am.

Two Days, Three Festive Holidays!

If you are feeling a hankering to celebrate, today and tomorrow offer a wealth of cultural delights in the form of three holidays whose common feeling is joy. Today is St. Patrick’s Day, a traditional feast day celebrated by Christians since the 10th century A.D., and today is also Purim, a celebration of the salvation […]


Be sure to be at the Library Tuesday, 2/22/22, at 2:22 to “mark” this unique time and day!

Library Hours for Finals and Christmas Recess

Friday, Dec. 17: 8:00 am – 12:00 am; Saturday, Dec. 18: 10 am – 8 pm; Sunday, Dec. 19: 10 am – 12 am; Monday, Dec. 20:  8 am – 6 pm; Tuesday & Wednesday, Dec. 21-22: 10 am – 2 pm; Thursday, Dec. 23 – Sunday, Jan. 2: Closed. Happy Holidays! 

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Library hours for Thanksgiving week: Monday & Tuesday, November 22 & 23: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Wednesday, November 24 – Sunday, November 28: Closed.

Native American Resources in GovDocs

November is federally designated National Native American Heritage Month. Several national agencies and museums have created a portal of government resources and events that cover the history, art, culture and heritage of indigenous populations in the United States. The library has put together a display on the first floor showcasing the variety of available government […]

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day

On Monday, October 11, 2021, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day, honoring the cultures, histories and futures of our nation’s Indigenous peoples. Although the holiday is not yet federally recognized, it has been increasingly celebrated over the past decades. The fact that it lands on the same day traditionally observed as Columbus Day is not an […]

Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month

Gustavus Library is celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month! Every year, Americans celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month to honor the rich history of Hispanic Americans. Come visit us in the library to learn more about Hispanic American history and culture and access the wealth of resources we’ve put together for our display and available throughout the […]

Juneteenth, 2021

Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation on June 19, 1865 of the last slaves of the Confederacy. That day came two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation when Union soldiers finally reached Galveston, Texas and proclaimed the slaves of Texas free. This is a celebration for all Americans who love liberty and freedom. The annual commemoration is […]