Years ago, debate over being open on Sundays revolved around what used to be called "blue laws", banning commerce on Sunday.
It's hard to imagine a day when you couldn't go to the mall or Wal-mart on one of your two days off from work.
Of course the blue laws stemmed from the notion of not working on the Sabbath.
We still have some vestiges of the belief.
For instance, you cannot sell alcohol in a bar until noon on Sunday, while its 8AM the other days. That was loosened a couple years ago when selling beer was ok'd in stores on Sunday morning because so many people were headed out to the golf course or boat on Sunday morning instead of going to church. Liquor stores are now open on Sunday too.
These days people expect to be able to do what they want on Sunday and its hoped enriching the mind is the appetite for some. That is why City Council and the Library Board are considering a pilot plan to provide Sunday hours at the Flower Library.
Today's consumer expects the convenience.
Watertown Daily Times | Council mulls Sunday hours for Flower Memorial Library