City leaders announced Tuesday they’ll add four hours to the library’s schedule each week. Instead of opening at noon on Fridays and Saturdays, it’ll open at 10 a.m.
Leaders say hundreds of people responded to a survey and it became clear how important the library is to the city.
“All members of the community benefit from access to a public library whether they’re looking for work, or looking for recreation or helping their children succeed in school and increased hours help all those things happen in this community,” said Rob Everett, Springfield Library director. “Currently we don’t open until noon on Friday and Saturday, and every morning on Friday and Saturday the doors start rattling at 10, so people want increased access to their library.”
Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg said the library is a huge asset to the community, and it’s wonderful they’re able to add the hours. The new hours start August 15.