The Library Committee and I are delighted to announce that the Library Staff is now available to members an additional eight hours a week.
From now on, the library staff will be available to members from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am – 5:00 pm on Fridays (except for July and August, when we relish our 3pm closure for Summer Fridays). The Library space, of course, will continue to be open during regular Clubhouse hours.
Our reference desk hours will shift to 9-10 am and 2-4 pm, to better accomodate the new schedule.
Offering additional hours has been something the Library Committee and I have been working towards for the last couple of years. Soon after I started, it became clear that staying past 5 pm was important to serving members — we have an uptick in visitors who need assistance after the 9-5 workday ends. But, we also have a number of members who would like to stop by the library early – to pick up books they’ve reserved, to check out museum passes for those early member hours, or just to print out a boarding pass before their morning flights.
And now, Debbie Nugent, our library assistant and sixteen year Club employee, will be here at 8 am to help our early birds with all of their library needs, and I will continue to remain after she leaves. We hope to see (more of) you in the library!