Thursday, December 12, 2019

Library changing its hours to be open longer

In an effort to serve the public more effectively, Rolling Hills Library is changing the hours its Belt Branch and Savannah Branch will be open, beginning Thursday, Jan. 2. With the change, the branches will be open two hours longer each week and will be open on some federal holidays.

The Belt Branch is currently open 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The new hours will be noon-6 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

The Savannah Branch is now open 1-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. The new hours will be noon-5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Both branches also will be open on Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents Day and Veterans Day.

“We are aligning our hours closer to the demand we see from users, based on foot traffic statistics and requests from users,” Library Director Michelle Mears said. “These changes add 292 hours to library availability per year.”

The library will continue to honor the origins and reasons for the four holidays by serving the public on those days and having programs related to the holidays, Mears said.