Starting Jan. 7th, EPCL will extend its hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays to 7 p.m. with the intention of serving commuters returning home.
“It’s not going to affect our budget, and it might benefit some patrons who work,” Library Director Sue Ellen Shaw said.
A trial period of evening hours this fall, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, didn’t yield as much traffic as expected, Shaw said, especially during the final hour.
“That’s why we’re dividing it,” she said, “and extending it to 7 p.m. on two nights.”
All other hours will remain the same.