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From Labour Day (Monday 23 October 2017), the four Selwyn District Libraries will begin a six-month trial of new opening hours.

The new trial hours have been developed in response to residents’ requests for improved access to library services.

Last year the libraries’ team conducted surveys and assessed usage and peak times for each of the four libraries, at Rolleston, Darfield, Leeston and Lincoln to assess community need. Consultation was carried out in the draft Annual Plan.

Selwyn District Libraries Manager, Vicki Carlyon says the new trial hours have been developed according to residents’ responses to the Annual Plan. “Each of the four libraries have unique proposed hours. This will enable greater access to library services at times convenient to residents throughout Selwyn.”

With library hours extending into Saturday afternoons, programmes and activities will be available in the weekends as well as during the week. Another benefit to the new hours is that some council services will be available on Saturday mornings until midday at Lincoln, Leeston and Darfield. The trial hours include at least one extended evening per week to allow access after business hours.

The first Saturday of the new trial hours, on 28 October will include exciting launch events.

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Last Changed: 20 Sep 2017

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