Li­brary to open all week

Weekend Courier - - Opinion -

LI­BRARY lovers will soon be able to en­joy ex­tended open­ing hours as the Kwinana Pub­lic Li­brary tri­als open­ing on Sundays.

Com­menc­ing Fe­bru­ary 4, the li­brary will open seven days a week, in­clud­ing noon to 4pm Sundays.

A re­cent sur­vey high­lighted a de­mand for ad­di­tional open­ing hours, with mem­bers say­ing they val­ued the con­ve­nience of ac­cess­ing the li­brary out­side reg­u­lar busi­ness hours.

Week­ends have al­ready proven pop­u­lar since Satur­day open­ing hours were in­tro­duced in 2015.

Many of the li­brary’s most suc­cess­ful and well-at­tended events take place on a Satur­day, in­clud­ing author vis­its and chil­dren’s per­for­mances.

Kwinana Mayor Carol Adams said there was more to the li­brary than peo­ple might think.

“If you haven’t vis­ited the li­brary in a while, it might be time to take another look,” she said.

“There is so much more than books – you can now bor­row toys, comics, games, jig­saw puz­zles, DVDs, mu­sic CDs, pe­dome­ters, en­gravers, home en­ergy assess­ment kits, and more.

“There is even an enor­mous col­lec­tion of video games avail­able to take home and play.

“Even bet­ter, li­brary mem­ber­ship is com­pletely free.”

Sur­vey re­spon­dents said the wel­com­ing feel­ing, the help­ful staff and the huge range of re­courses were the top rea­sons they en­joyed visit­ing the Kwinana Li­brary.

Ja­son Guan and An­thony Ethan en­joy­ing the li­brary’s free weekly Tod­dler­time ses­sion.

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