The Library observes the ten (10) legal holidays set forth in § 3‐3‐7 of the Mississippi Code of1972, Annotated, except the third Monday of February, Washington’s Birthday. In lieu of Washington’s Birthday, HCLS will observe Mardi Gras. Additional holidays proclaimed by the Governor will also be observed.
The following have been designated as HCLS holidays:
|New Years Day||January 1|
|Robert E Lee/Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday||Third Monday of January|
|Mardi Gras Day||Varied|
|Confederate Memorial Day||Last Monday of April|
|National Memorial Day/Jefferson Davis’ Birthday||Last Monday of May|
|Independence Day||July 4|
|Labor Day||First Monday of September|
|Veterans’ Day||November 11|
|Thanksgiving||Fourth Thursday of November|
If any holiday above falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the following Monday is the legal holiday instead.
The Administrative Board of Trustees may elect to close the library on additional days, such as the day after Christmas, without employee compensation, so long as employment contracts are not breached.
Note #1 – Traditionally, the Board has declared the Saturday before Memorial Day, the Saturday before Labor Day, and the Saturday after Thanksgiving as Common Days Off – meaning no employees are scheduled to work and the library is closed.