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Linton Library changes hours for summer

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Call it a little light reading -- because if you're checking out books from Linton's library over the next few months, it'll be done during daylight.

Since summer's here, the Linton Public Library's edited its operating hours, installing earlier openings than last year.

The changes, begun Tuesday, will mean the 95 Southeast First St. facility opens from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, said Library Director Jamie Tyner.

On Fridays, the library will operate from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays, it stays open only from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The library's closed on Sundays.

The opening's dramatically different from winter, when the facility usually opens at 10 a.m. and stays open weeknights until 7 p.m. During that period, the library closes Fridays at 5 p.m. and Saturdays at 3 p.m. just as it does in the summer.

The library will revert back to those winter hours after Labor Day.

This summer season's opening hour is also 30 minutes earlier than the 9:30 a.m. start time the library used last summer.

Tyner said the change occurred because library officials took into account patron comments, and believe the earlier opening will better serve library users.

The earlier hours won't help cut air conditioning costs in what's expected to potentially be a sweltering summer season, Tyner said.

However, donations have assisted the library in conducting its summer reading program.

"We're doing OK, as far as that's concerned," Tyner said.

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