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Whitsunday Regional Council today approved extended library hours for the four WhitsundayRegional Libraries and also approved Bowen Library to open on Saturday mornings for the firsttime.
Mayor Jenny Whitney said the opening hours for the four Whitsunday Regional Libraries in Bowen, Cannonvale, Collinsville and Proserpine will now align with Council’s Customer Service Centre opening times from Monday to Friday.
“All four Whitsunday Regional Libraries will now be open from 8.15am to 4.45pm Monday toFriday, extending the opening times in Bowen, Cannonvale and Proserpine which are currently9am-4.30pm,” she said.
“For the first time Bowen Library will be open on Saturday mornings from 8.45am to 11.45am.“Council is pleased to be able to offer a weekend library service to the people of Bowen, which Iknow has been requested by the community for some time.
“The Cannonvale and Proserpine libraries current opening times on Saturday mornings will also be extended to 8.45am to 11.45am, from the current 9am to 11.30am.
“Library hours at Collinsville will not change from the current 8.15am to 4.45pm Monday to Friday.
“Across the entire Whitsunday region the changes result in an additional 19 hours of libraryservices for the local community,” she said
The new library hours are expected to become effective in February 2015.
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