Libraries to expand hours

Newton. The five libraries in the Sussex County Library System will have expanded hours beginning on Sept. 1.

Aug 12 2019 | 05:21 PM

    The Sussex County Library System will have expanded hours at five locations starting Sept. 1.

    Both the Dorothy Henry Branch in Vernon and the E. Louise Childs Branch in Hopatcong will open Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m., and will stay open until 8 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. New hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.; and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.

    The Sussex-Wantage Branch in Wantage will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesdays, and has added Monday evenings to the schedule as well. New hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m.; and Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

    The Dennis Branch in Newton will open on Monday mornings at 9 a.m. and remain open until 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, the branch will be open from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

    The Franklin Branch in Franklin will open at 9 every morning, Monday through Saturday, and keep their current Thursday evening schedule of remaining open until 8 p.m.

    “Increasing the Library’s hours of service for Sussex County residents continues to be our highest priority,” stated Library Director Will Porter. “All locations will now be open by 9 a.m. Monday-Saturday, and most locations are open at least two evenings a week. We hope to add more evenings as budget and staffing allow.”

    As library hours expand so do the many reasons to stop by your local branch.

    “There are a lot of things library users can do from home,” said Mr. Porter. “Access databases, download eBooks and audio content, even read digital magazines. But the expanded hours allow us to offer more on-site programming as well. Story hours, nutrition classes, yoga, art instruction – there are so many talented people in our County eager to share their interests and experience, it’s great to give them a place to meet.”