Effective Monday, January 3, 2011 – yes, we are now open on Mondays! – new hours will begin at the Poestenkill Library. Monday, Friday, & Saturday hours are 10am – 1pm and Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday hours are 1pm – 8:30pm. The evening hours have been shortened by 1/2 hour and Saturday is shortened by 1 hour. There are no open hours for Tuesday mornings but we have added Monday morning as a replacement.
The change in hours/days comes as a result of the community survey. One of the top responses on the survey was a request for more consistent hours and additional days open. With careful budget planning, and reallocation of some funds and donations to cover the additional 3.5 hours per week, the Trustees and staff are pleased to be able to expand service to the Poestenkill community. This will be a trial year to see if the new hours work for the patrons and for the library budget. The willingness of the dedicated staff to be flexible with their hours was key to putting the new schedule in place.
This will start a year-long celebration of our 10th year at 9 Plank Road. The Friends of Poestenkill Library Spring Market Day will be held on Saturday, April 30th. The Trustees and staff will be hosting an Open House for the library during the same time to commemorate the move in the building in April of 2001. Please watch this site and The Advertiser for more details as the date approaches.
We are all very excited about 2011 and hope you will help us celebrate our 10th Anniversary in our current home.
Margie Morris, Director