ITHACA, N.Y. — Labor Day is Monday, Sept. 2, and many offices including City Hall will be closed for the holiday.

As you plan your Labor Day weekend, here’s a look at what closings and schedule changes to expect for the holiday.

Bus service

TCAT bus riders are asked to refer to the Sunday service schedule when planning trips for Monday, Sept. 2. TCAT’s administrative offices will also be closed for the holiday.

Route 13, however, which serves Stewart Park and the Shops at Ithaca Mall will be operating on a modified Saturday schedule leaving from Green Street at the top of the hour between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (There will be no 1 p.m. trip) — which will make it easier to get to the Tompkins County Workers’ Center and Tompkins/Cortland Labor Committee 36th Annual Labor Day Picnic.

The schedule will go back to normal and offices will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Recycling/Trash Pickup

Trash and recycling pickup will be delayed one day.

The Tompkins County Department of Recycling and Materials Management and the Tompkins County Recycling & Solid Waste Center will be closed Monday.

Tompkins County Public Library

The library will be closed Saturday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 2. It will reopen on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. But, you can still enjoy some library resources online during the holiday weekend, including OverDrive’s free eBook and audiobook service, Hoopla streaming movie and TV service, RBdigital online magazines and TumbleBooks for children. They can all be accessed by logging in to the library’s website.

Kelsey O'Connor

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