Our fine local libraries are bastions of free thinking, open-mindedness, and direct communication right?
Well, you be the judge.
Listener Dick went to the Lynnwood library Wednesday evening and saw a perplexing sign. It said the library "would be closed Sunday, March 31 because it was historically a low use day."
Hmm ... why would Sunday, March 31st be a "low use day?"
Could it be because that's the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of their Lord? What's the word we use for that day?
Oh yeah - (shhhhh) Easter.
Apparently, that's a word that is not allowed to be said at these centers of free speech. Here's how it's worded at the SnoIsle Libraries website:
The following holidays will be observed by the Library. All Libraries and the Service Center will be closed on these days.
January 1, 2013 - New Year's Day
January 21, 2013 - Martin Luther King's Birthday
February 18, 2013 - President's Day
March 31, 2013 - This is not an observed holiday, but it is a system-wide closed day
May 27, 2013 - Memorial Day
July 4, 2013 - Independence Day
September 2, 2013 - Labor Day
October 7, 2013 - Staff Inservice Day
November 11, 2013 - Veteran's Day
November 28, 2013 - Thanksgiving Day
December 24, 2013 - Christmas Eve - All Community Libraries will close at 3:00 pm
December 25, 2013 - Christmas Day
December 31, 2013 - New Year's Eve - All Community Libraries will close at 5:00 pm
So, they can name every holiday except Easter? How in heaven's name (no pun intended) are they still able to call Christmas "Christmas?"
I would actually like all of my listeners to follow this fine example. I would like you to dye "system-wide-closed-day eggs" with your kids this year.
And tell them to await the arrival on March 31 of the "system-wide-closed-day bunny."
As for me, I'm going to buy my wife and daughters "system-wide-closed-day bonnets" for that joyous morning when we go to the "system-wide-closed-day sunrise service."
Our libraries have become interesting places - where any creep off the street can view porn in the name of "protected free speech," but we need euphemisms for the most sacred of Christian holidays.