Closed for Juneteenth Holiday

The library will be closed Monday, June 19th in celebration of Juneteenth.  The holiday celebrates the liberation of enslaved people.   it is celebrated on the anniversary of the  June 19, 1865 order proclaiming freedom for slaves in Texas.  As this photo from 1900 attests, Juneteenth has long been celebrated, especially among the African-American community.  It was declared a federal holiday in 2021 and a Minnesota state holiday in 2023.

Mrs. Charles Stephenson (Grace Murray), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons