The fast-approaching New Year will bring a new direction for the Burdekin Library Ayr as it opens its doors on Mondays for the first time in more than 30 years.
Burdekin Library Services Manager John Scott said the Burdekin community would benefit from the extended trading hours.
“Council recently adopted these changes which we believe will be a more effective use of staff resources,” he said.
“By opening to the public Monday through to Saturday we can offer residents better access to the Library and its services at no extra cost to the ratepayer.”
Mr Scott said the new hours also would benefit the Community Development team which was in the process of moving into an office space at the Library in Ayr.
“Community Development, our Library and the Theatre will offer a wide range of services to the Burdekin,” he said.
“We want this area to become a hub for the community where they can come along and enjoy the services we have to offer.”
Mr Scott said the library also had applied for a grant from the State Library of Queensland for a creative space for small business and those looking to start a business.
“This is something we see would be beneficial to our community and help boost business in the area,” he said.
“Our employees are really excited to see a fresh new beginning.”
The new Burdekin Library hours start on January 5, 2015, and will be:
- Ayr- Monday to Friday 9am-5pm and Saturday 9am-1pm.
- Home Hill – Monday and Tuesday 1pm-5pm; Wednesday 10am-Noon and 2pm-5pm; Thursday and Friday 1pm-5pm; Saturday closed.