InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Holiday Hours and Closures

PPLD closes early:

Date Time Holiday
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6 p.m. Thanksgiving Eve
Saturday, December 31, 2016 4 p.m. New Year's Eve

PPLD is closed all day:

Date Holiday
Friday, January 1, 2016 New Year's Day
Monday, January 18, 2016 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, February 15, 2016 Presidents' Day
Sunday, March 27, 2016 Easter Sunday
Monday, May 30, 2016 Memorial Day
Monday, July 4, 2016 Independence Day
Monday, September 5, 2016 Labor Day
Thursday, November 24, 2016 Thanksgiving Day
Saturday, December 24, 2016 Christmas Eve
Sunday, December 25, 2016 Christmas Day


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.


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:

Hope this helps!


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.


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