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Arlington County Libraries To Extend Hours

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Shirlington Library will open three hours earlier, beginning in July.
Shirlington Library will open three hours earlier, beginning in July.

There's a boost in materials funding, so starting July 5, hours at most branches that had been slashed due to falling revenues will be restored.

At least three hours per week will be added to the branches. Here are the hour changes:

Wednesday Mornings: Columbia Pike, Shirlington and Westover branches will open at 10 a.m. (rather than the current 1 p.m.) and remain open until 9 p.m.

Thursday Evenings: Aurora Hills, Cherrydale and Glencarlyn branches will remain open until 9 p.m. (rather than the current 6 p.m.). All three branches open at 10 a.m. on Thursdays. The additional hours mean every branch in the Library system (except Plaza) will be open late three evenings per workweek.

Sunday Evenings: Columbia Pike and Shirlington branches will remain open until 9 p.m. (rather than the current 5 p.m.). The two branches will match Central Library's Sunday hours. All three libraries open at 1 p.m.

What the additional money also means is that some popular children's programs will also return. The library will have an additional $165,000 for its materials budget for the 2012 fiscal year, which begins July 1.


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