I got to work and there was a notice that the library will be closing at 5:00 on Monday, July 3. Since I work the late shift 1-9, I wasn't thrilled at the idea of getting there early. So I asked my boss, and I took the day as a vacation day. So I have an honest-to-gosh four day holiday weekend like normal people!
I also asked for half a vacation day on July 17. That way I can be sure that there will NOT be a major tie-up on the Thruway, the way there would be if I was trying to get back to be at work at 1:00.