Expanded Library Hours Start September 9!
Hopkinton Public Library will be open more hours! Beginning Monday, September 9, the Library will be open:
10 am to 9 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays;
10 am to 6 pm on Fridays; and
10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays.
With the new schedule, the library will be open a total of 58 hours per week, up from 50 hours per week under the current schedule.
The added hours are possible due to a previous increase in the Town’s appropriation to the library that has also enabled the library to remain open on Saturdays in the summer. The library celebrated its first summer Saturday in July 2018. Previously, Saturday hours had only been offered during the school year. Sunday afternoon hours will also be added later this fiscal year.
“We have seen extraordinary interest in the library since our renovated and expanded building reopened, including requests for the building to stay open later so that people have more time to attend library events, hold meetings, work, browse, and relax in the new space,” said Library Director Heather Backman. “In our first year in the new building, overall use of the library doubled. We are excited to take this next step to better meet the needs of our community and give people more opportunity to take advantage of the beautiful new building and the services we offer.”