Caldwell County Public Library locations will operate on new schedule

LENOIR, NC (June 27, 2017)…The Caldwell County Public Library is happy to announce a change in operating hours across its three branch system.

Beginning July 1, all Caldwell County Library locations will begin opening at 9 a.m. The Lenoir Branch will be open until 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and close at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

The Hudson location will be open until 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. It will also be open on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. It will be closed Saturdays.

The Granite Falls location will be open until 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. It will also be open 11:30 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

All three branches are closed on Sundays.

“The change in operating hours has been in the works for some time and reflects our commitment to customer service,” says Lesley Mason, Library Director. “The Board of Commissioners have been asking for a new operating schedule and the library is at its best when it’s responsive to patrons. So, after reviewing door counts, patron interactions, program statistics, and customer service feedback, I think this is a schedule that can best serve the needs of the community without adding additional staff. With this change, we hope to see an increase in patron visits and circulation across the system.”

The new operating hours coincides with the beginning of the fiscal budget year for the County.

While the library did get some budget line item increases, additional staff were not added for the 2017-18 fiscal year.

For more information, contact Lesley Mason, Caldwell County Library Director at 828-757-1288.