People around the world have celebrated the start of each new year for centuries. Ancient Romans gave each other gifts of branches from sacred trees. Ancient Persians gave gifts of eggs, which symbolized productiveness. Today, most festivities for the new year begin on December 31 (New Year’s Eve) and continue into January 1 (New Year’s Day). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 312 million Americans are ready to greet 2012. A hundred years ago, nearly 94 million Americans were ready to greet the new year.
The Adult Services Reference Department at PVLD is pleased to have had a productive 2011, and look forward to another productive year in 2012. It is a great pleasure to serve the Palos Verdes community, and we wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!