Wednesday, January 6, 2016

You now have a few more hours to use the local libraries during the week

[EVG file photo of the Tompkins Square library branch]

The New York Public Library has expanded hours at branches throughout the city, with a focus on evenings, weekends and other periods of high demand, as we cut-and-paste from the news release.

How did they manage this?

A historic $43 million increase in operating funding to the city’s three library systems in Fiscal Year 2016 has allowed NYPL to add 293 more public service hours per week at branches across the system, bringing average weekly branch hours up from 46.6 hours to 50.

And here are the new hours for the branches around here...

Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston St. between Pitt and Columbia
Hours: Mon. and Weds. 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tues. and Thurs. 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Ottendorfer Library, 135 Second Ave. between St. Mark's Place and East Ninth
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tompkins Square Library, 331 E. 10th St. between Avenue A and Avenue B
Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

None of these branches will have Sunday hours, however, like several other locations. (Still only one Library open on Sundays hereabouts.)

Also, the NYPL released the "Top Book Check Outs of 2015" by branch... so in case you were wondering...

Hamilton Fish Park - "Blue Exorcist" by Kazue Kato and John Werry

Ottendorfer - "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins

Tompkins Square - "The Paying Guests" by Sarah Waters

H/T DNAinfo


Anonymous said...

Holy shit, this is some of the best news I've read in a while!

Anonymous said...

Libraries - whatta great resource!!!

elyse said...

Jesus Christ! I can't believe how freakin' amazing this is to me. A few more hours for the library!!!! That's crazy talk. I don't believe it! Has the city gone insane? Is Mayor de Blasio part of this fantasy? It's like it's A Wonderful LIfe and I've awoken from a freakin' nightmare. Tiny Tim! Tiny Tim! Come with me to 10th Street!!! We can finally celebrate Christmas!