Delta looks at extending library hours

Delta’s libraries could open on long weekends.

Delta council recently agreed to direct staff to look at having the three branches open on statutory holidays as well as on Sundays before holiday Mondays when they are normally closed.

Coun. Jeannie Kanakos noted other Delta facilities are open. 

Council will get a report back on staffing and cost implications.

Council already approved a new Delta Library Plan, a five-year document that has a series of goals that includes building and other improvements.

“People are generally happy with the opening hours and several commented that they appreciated that the opening hours had been extended a few years ago. Some suggested longer hours on weekends and others wanted to see libraries open on long weekends,” the plan states.

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