Holidays Policy

Library Board approved January 16, 2008.  Revised July 19, 2011. Revised November 26, 2019. Revised January 26, 2021. Revised January 24, 2023. Revised June 27, 2023. Revised December 19, 2023 (effective January 1, 2024).


The purpose of this policy is to provide eligible staff members with pay for holidays they are scheduled to work prorated by their number of regularly scheduled hours when the library is closed (no service).


All regular full-time and regular part-time staff members are eligible for paid holidays.


The library will be closed (no service), and eligible staff members will receive the following holidays off with pay:

  1. New Year’s Day ‐ January 1
  2. Martin Luther King Jr. Day – third Monday in January
  3. Presidents’ Day – third Monday in February
  4. Memorial Day ‐ last Monday in May
  5. Juneteenth – June 19
  6. Independence Day ‐ July 4
  7. Labor Day ‐ first Monday in September
  8. Indigenous Peoples’ Day – second Monday in October
  9. Veterans Day – November 11
  10. Thanksgiving Day ‐ fourth Thursday in November
  11. Last Friday in November
  12. Christmas Eve Day ‐ December 24
  13. Christmas Day ‐ December 25

All regular full-time and regular part-time staff members are entitled to receive holiday pay for the hours they would have been regularly scheduled to work on the holiday.

For regular full-time staff members, when a holiday falls on a regularly scheduled day off, the staff member may take an alternative day off with approval from their immediate supervisor.

The following conditions apply to this policy:

  • Holiday pay will not be considered as time worked for the purpose of overtime calculations.
  • Holiday pay is computed at an individual staff member’s base rate of pay.
  • Holidays will not be paid to staff members on inactive status (e.g., leave of absence).
  • Holidays falling within an approved scheduled vacation will be recorded as holiday pay.

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