To be an information center for the citizens of Wilbur and
the surrounding area and all who pass through the area.

To be a source of educational and entertainment materials in various forms.

To foster a love of reading

To provide resources for persons of all ages, varied viewpoints,
and a broad range of interests and understandings.

 

 

St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17.  This is the feast day of St. Patrick, who is the patron saint of Ireland.  In the 400's St. Patrick was  a missionary to Ireland and converted the Irish to Christianity.  St. Patrick's Day is a national holiday in Ireland.  In cities outside of Ireland with a large number of people of Irish descent, it is also celebrated.

St. Patrick's Day is mostly a nonreligious holiday in the United States.  Many people wear green clothing.  They march in parades and hold parties  In 1737 the first St. Patrick's Day parade was held in the United States in Boston.  Today, more than 10 cities hold parades, the largest of which is the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York.

Information taken from the World Book Encyclopedia, c2000, Vol. 17, pp. 51-52.

 

 

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