There are a lot of wonderful things that make Cedarville special, such as Cedarville University, the Ohio to Erie Trail, the Opera House, Indian Mound Reserve, Little Town of Lights, and Labor Day weekend—known to locals as CedarFest!
Senator James H. Kyle, one of the main sponsors of the bill that created Labor Day, was born in Cedarville in 1854. Cedarville celebrates the Father of Labor Day each year with a massive celebration in Community Park. The CedarFest Committee works hard all year to bring this celebration to life, and the library gets to participate in a couple of ways.
The Saturday of Labor Day weekend, the Friends of the Cedarville Community Library hold their annual book sale. All funds generated by the sale of withdrawn or donated books goes right back into the Cedarville community, promoting our programs in and out of the library, and enabling us to participate in community events such as Little Town of Lights and CedarFest. This year’s sale will be on August 31st from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Then on Labor Day itself, the entire town turns out for the annual Labor Day parade which begins at the University and ends down at Community Park where CedarFest takes place. Cedarville Community Library and the Friends walk every year, handing out candy or other goodies. Don’t forget to shout a hearty “hello” or maybe a playful “shhhh” as the librarians walk by!
We love being part of the Cedarville community and hope you get out and enjoy everything CedarFest has to offer. See you soon!