For Immediate Release:
December 11, 2013
Library to Open Mondays, Starting January
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CALIF.‑ Beginning Monday, January 6, the Morgan Hill Library, a Santa Clara County Library District library, will be open six days per week.
“The newly-expanded library hours will benefit South County residents,” said District 1 Santa Clara County Supervisor Mike Wasserman, Delegate for the County Library District Joint Powers Authority. “Children who need access to education and information resources that they might not have at home will especially benefit from the library now being open Mondays.”
Located at 660 West Main Avenue, the Morgan Hill Library is a 28,000 square foot building with almost 200,000 physical items in its collection. The library opened in its current location in 2007.
“We never liked seeing our beautiful new asset closed on a weekday and now it won't be,” said Morgan Hill Mayor Steve Tate. “We are really excited about this, and so appreciative that the voters overwhelmingly supported our great library system in Morgan Hill and throughout the District.”
Beginning January 6, 2014, Morgan Hill Library’s new open hours will be:
Monday: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm (with lobby service from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm (with lobby service from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm (with lobby service from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm)
Thursday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
“We are continuously looking for ways to improve Library services, and to make them more accessible to District residents,” noted County Librarian, Nancy Howe. “Our research indicated that adding Monday hours would meet an important need in Morgan Hill. Library District staff are excited to provide Morgan Hill patrons with expanded service options.”
For additional information about the Morgan Hill Library, please visit www.sccl.org.
About the Santa Clara County Library District
Known as one of America’s best 100 public libraries, the Santa Clara County Library District promotes knowledge, ideas, and cultural enrichment. Its collection includes more than 1.9 million books, videos, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, eBooks and extensive online resources accessible from home or work.
For twelve years, the Library has ranked as one of the best in the nation for its size by Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings. Also recognized as one of America’s 2013 Five Star Libraries by Library Journal, the Santa Clara County Library District is one of the most-used public resources in the region.
The Santa Clara County Library District includes two bookmobiles, an online library, seven community libraries and one branch library serving Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Saratoga and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. In 2013, the Santa Clara County Library District had more than 215,000 library cardholders and welcomed 3.2 million visitors who borrowed 9.7 million items. Visit Santa Clara County Library District online at www.sccl.org.
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