Monday, June 25, 2007

Sunday Hours Coming for Middletown Library


Good news from the library regarding Sunday hours. I know that the Board of Trustees has been working on this for years. When I was on the Board as Vice Chair (and later Chair) we thought that we had done that with a new labor contract three years ago. The former library director, Robert Balliot, had assured us that we had while also assuring us that we didn't need any professional contract assistance as he had it well-in-hand. Unfortunately, this turned out to be not so. Strike One.

I'm delighted that after settling a new labor contract, the it seems that the Trustees have found a way to finally implement these extra hours of operation. It's still in the planning stages, but they are hopeful that starting the Tuesday after Labor Day and ending the Sunday prior to Memorial Day the library will be open on Sundays! The plan is: Mon thru Thurs 9:30am to 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:30am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. The library will be closed the Sunday of a holiday weekend, Mother’s Day and any other Sunday that the Director(and I hope to hear of the appointment of one soon) deems appropriate.
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