The Raglan Library and Council Office will soon be offering extended hours with its very first late night on Wednesday 14 October.
Every Wednesday doors will remain open until 8pm with full library services available, as well as accepting and receipting of payments, taking hall bookings and completing dog registrations.
An online survey conducted last year found that 83% of library respondents favoured an increased level of service for libraries. During this year’s Long Term Plan (LTP) consultation the public was asked to consider two options – an increase of hours or leave opening hours as they are. The majority of the responses were in favour of an extension of library hours.
Customer Support Manager, Sue Duignan says, “We are excited to be able to offer our customers more access to our library and some council services outside of regular hours.
“Extending the hours of opening will make it easier for daytime workers, students, business people and clubs to make use of our facilities. It will give our customers the chance to do some council business after hours.”
Raglan Library and Office is the first of Waikato District Council’s six libraries to offer an extension of hours, with the remaining to be rolled out over the coming months.