submitted by Rachel Brown, NGPL
Sunday hours at the main branch of the North Grenville Public Library have been a resounding success. We have heard from happy residents that they appreciated the additional hours, and attendance has been good. For some, it offered the only day on which they could get to the library. For others, it was the convenience of running Sunday errands or going to religious services, and then dropping by the library on their way home. Families, students and seniors all came.
We hope to continue our Sunday hours in the Fall (budget permitting), but from June through August, they are on hold. This is a common practice for libraries as summer demand for Sunday hours goes down, with people away on holiday and students out of school.
For the same period – June through August – our main branch will be staying open for an extra two hours on Saturdays (from 10 am to 4 pm), as part of a partnership with the popular Kemptville Street Piano Concert Series. The concerts will take place at the Library’s creek-side patio on Saturdays from 2 to 4 pm (unless scheduled elsewhere), and concert goers will be able to use the library’s amenities. As desk staff will be on-site until 4 pm, concert goers and community members at large are encouraged to come in, use our services and to take out a few books.
Stay tuned for information about Street Piano performers; concert descriptions will be updated on our ngpl.ca homepage calendar as details become available, and on the Kemptville Street Piano Facebook page at facebook.com/KemptvilleStreetPiano.