Why are some libraries closed the day before or after a holiday?

Due to the Library's regular service days (Tuesday-Saturday) and certain contractual commitments, libraries are closed either the day following or the day preceding an observed holiday when that holiday falls on a day when the libraries are regularly not open. The library has neither sufficient staffing, nor the budget dollars to pay overtime, that would be required to keep these libraries open on these days. Tacoma Public Library staff thank you for your understanding and patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.