Kitimat library starting trial run of Sunday openings

The Kitimat Public Library is gauging public response to a possible permanent Sunday opening schedule.

Kitimat residents will have their shot in helping decide the Kitimat Public Library’s hours.

That’s because the library board has approved a survey and test run for Sunday openings.

The library has been without Sunday hours for some time but patrons have been suggesting that Sunday hours would be desireable.

To get a better sense of the demand, the library is conducting a short, one question survey, which seeks to gauge interest.

But desire and practicality are two different things. That’s why the library will actually be open on Sundays for 10 weeks.

At the end of that period the board will consider whether it was a success or not and proceed from there.

If it does prove successful, it’s not yet known whether the board would pursue funding for Sundays or wait until the start of the next budget year.

Regardless, the library’s executive director is excited , and curious, to see the results of the survey and trial openings.

Virginia Charron said that while she personally would love to see it re-open for those days, it’s really up to the public to decide that.

To answer the survey question, you can call the library at 250-632-8985, or e-mail kitimatlibrary@telus.net.

The trial Sunday openings start on February 24 and run to May 12, with hours from noon to 4 p.m.

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