Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday, March 9.
March 4, 2014 Leave a Comment
Some of our clocks may be incorrect for a while…
Some of the library’s clocks will reset automatically on Sunday. Unfortunately, not all of them are controlled by the master clock. We do have folks manually resetting them, but it may take some time to get to all of them. Thanks for your patience as we make the change!
What is daylight savings time anyway, and why do we do it?
Daylight-savings time is the advancing of the clock one hour ahead of the local standard time in order to increase the hours of daylight available at the end of the day.
The idea originated with none other than Benjamin Franklin in the 1700s. But it didn’t really catch on until WWI when England and Germany put it into practice as a wartime measure for making full use of daylight hours. By 1925, it became permanent in England.
The U.S. also took advantage of daylight savings for both World Wars, but it didn’t become a permanent fixture for most states until the oil crisis in the mid-1960′s.
Source: Summer Time. (2002). In Brewer’s Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable.