The Davenport Public Library will be closed on Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. All of our buildings will reopen their regular hours on Tuesday – the Main Library and Eastern Avenue Branch from 9:30am to 5:30pm and the Fairmount Street Branch from noon to 8pm.
Have a safe holiday!
The Davenport library will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22nd and 23rd in observance of Thanksgiving. All three buildings will reopen their regular hours on Saturday November 24th – 9:30am to 5:30pm.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
The Davenport Public Library will be closed on Monday July 4th in observance of the holiday. All three locations will reopen on Tuesday July 5 for their regular hours – Main and Eastern 9:30am to 5:30pm and Fairmount noon to 8pm.
Have a safe and festive holiday!
The Davenport Public Library will be closed today, May 30th for Memorial Day. All buildings will be open their regular hours on Tuesday – Main and the Eastern Branch 9:30am to 5:30pm, and the Fairmount Branch from noon to 8:00pm.
Have a safe and wonderful holiday!
Wow! That went by fast – today marks the traditional end of Summer. Labor Day was created to honor the hard-working men and women of America, whose dedication make life a little better for everyone. Give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy a relaxing day!
The Davenport Library will be closed today so that our own hard-working staff can spend the day with family and friends. We’ll be open our regular hours tomorrow – Main, 9:30am-5:30pm, Fairmount, noon to 8pm and Eastern, 9:30am to 5:30pm.
Have a great holiday!
Happy Memorial Day!
The Davenport Public Library will be closed today in observance of the holiday. Both buildings will re-open as usual tomorrow – Main at 9:30am and Fairmount at noon.
And don’t forget, starting June 1 (tomorrow) the library will begin following new hours. This is in anticipation of the opening of the Eastern Ave Branch on July 10. Be sure to stop by the Main Library or the Fairmount Branch Library and pick up an Hours Bookmark!
Please have a safe and festive day!
The Davenport Public Library will be closed today in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We’ll be open again tomorrow, 9:30am to 5:30pm.
Here’s hoping you and your family and friends enjoy a safe and wonderful holiday!
Just a reminder that the Davenport Library will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day. Both buildings will be open their regular hours tomorrow – Main 9:30 – 5:30 and Fairmount 12 – 8pm.
Have a safe and happy holiday!
Some say the holiday we celebrate traces its roots back to the 16th Century British holiday of Mothering Day, the annual custom of visiting one’s mother church annually, which meant that most mothers would be reunited with their children on this day.
In the United States Mother’s Day was first observed in 1907 when Anna Jarvis asked her Philadelphia church to hold a service in memory of all mothers on the anniversary of her mother’s death. Jarvis and friends undertook a letter writing campaign in 1909 lobbying for the creation of a national Mother’s Day. In 1914 Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day.
Mother’s Day is celebrated on different days in other world countries. For example, Spain and Germany honor mothers on the first Sunday in May. In Ireland and the United Kingdom it is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent.