The League of Women Voters congratulates county library director Chris Barnickel and his staff on their decision to expand library operating hours at branches throughout the county beginning Tuesday, (July 1). We are pleased that libraries will be open again on Mondays and that evening hours are being expanded.
We look forward to Sunday afternoon hours at some branches in the future. The League recognizes that public libraries are an integral part of the communities they serve, providing valuable information, entertainment and educational resources to enhance the lives of local residents. We support adequate funding to preserve and expand the library system, and we encourage residents of all ages to take advantage of the important services libraries offer.