Cobb County Library system expanded hours

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The Cobb County Public Library System has expanded its operating hours.  As a result of the budget increase voted this year, hours that were reduced in 2011 have been restored, and opening times at a number of branch libraries are earlier.  The four smaller libraries, Acworth, Lewis A. Ray, Sibley, and Sweetwater Valley, are now open Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Library hours were one of the main points of discussion when the Cobb County Board of Commissioners adopted the new budget and increased the millage rate last July.

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In the news release announcing the expanded hours on the library system website, Cobb Library Director Helen Poyer said, “Expanded hours will increase access for the community for all Cobb libraries offer. New hours are good news for Cobb in support of family engagement, promotion of student success, new opportunities to add public libraries to your weekend routine and much more.”

Cobb library expanded hours

The library system website describes the new hours as follows:

“Highlights of the new library hours include:

  • The Thursday and Friday opening time will be 10 a.m. at the large libraries – Switzer, West Cobb, Mountain View, South Cobb, East Cobb and Sewell Mill – and mid-size libraries – Gritters, Kemp, Kennesaw, Powder Springs, Stratton and Vinings. Thursday and Friday hours at the large and mid-size libraries will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The four small libraries – Acworth, Lewis A. Ray, Sibley, and Sweetwater Valley – will be open Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday hours will change to 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for all Cobb libraries, except for the Windy Hill location, which will have no changes in its schedule of Monday-Friday of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday hours will be unchanged for the Regional libraries. The Switzer, Mountain View, South Cobb and West Cobb libraries will be open Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. November 11th is the first Sunday for the West Cobb Regional Library since it was closed for a paint and carpet renovation project for one month.”

For complete information on individual library branches visit this page on the library website.

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Larry Felton Johnson
Larry Felton Johnson is the editor and publisher of the Cobb County Courier. He holds a degree in journalism from Georgia State University and enjoys exploring the county's trail and greenway network when he isn't covering county government meetings and court proceedings.

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