BACKPACK SAFETY MONTH: SEPTEMBER 1-30
Millions of school-aged children are straining in pain under backpacks that are too heavy for their growing bodies. This month is set aside to remind students, parents and teachers about the safe way to choose, pack, lift and carry a backpack.
LIBRARY CARD SIGN-UP MONTH: SEPTEMBER 1-30
This month is when the American Library Association and libraries come across the country remind parents that a library card is the most important school supply of all. The observance was launched in 1987 to meet the challenge of then Secretary of Education William J. Bennett, who said, “Let’s have a national campaign. Every child should obtain a library card –and use it.” Since then, thousands of public and school libraries join each fall in a national effort to ensure every child does just that.
NATIONAL COUPON MONTH: SEPTEMBER 1-30
This month celebrates the nearly 4.6 billion in savings American consumers receive each year by redeeming coupons for their favorite brands. Don’t miss out on our Couponing with Coupon Kristin program at the Fairmont Library Saturday on September 14 at 2 p.m. Come join extreme couponer Kristin Holt Duncan as she shows you how to save a lot of money at the supermarket while having fun doing it!
LABOR DAY: SEPTEMBER 2
Legal public holiday observed in all states. Public Law 90-363 sets Labor Day on the first Monday in September. First observance was a parade on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, at New York, NY, probably organized by Peter McGuire, a Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners secretary. In 1883, a union resolution declared “the first Monday in September of each year a Labor Day.” By1893, more than half of the states were observing Labor Day on one or more day, and a bill to establish Labor Day as a federal holiday was introduced in Congress. On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed into law an act making the first Monday in September a legal holiday for federal employees and the District of Columbia. Canada also celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday in September. In most other countries, Labor Day is observed May 1.
NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: SEPTEMBER 15-OCTOBER 15
Presidential Proclamation. Beginning in 1989, always issued for September 15-October 15 of each year (Public Law 100-402 of August 17, 1988).
Source: All information provided above was taken from the 2013 Chase’s Calendar of Events: The Ultimate Go-to guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months.