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Newborn Library will extend hours

Photo by Howard Reed

Photo by Howard Reed

NEWBORN -- The Newborn Library will have extended hours beginning in February.

Councilwoman Martha Ellwanger has recruited more volunteers to man the library, which is located inside Town Hall, and hours are increasing from four per week to 16.5.

New hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The hours go into effect Wednesday, Feb. 2.

The number of volunteers has increased from one to four, and a Newton County librarian will still be on duty for a few hours during the week.

"We have the library and we have wonderful books, we have WiFi hookup. Why have this wonderful library only open four hours a week?" Ellwanger said.

The library opened in 2002, became a service outlet of the Newton County Library in 2008 and became part of the PINES system in 2009. The library includes adult and children's books, a reference section and videos. Ellwanger hopes hours can be extended further in the near future.

Donations of books are accepted and can be dropped off at the library during regular Town Hall hours, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Town Hall is closed for an hour, typically from noon to 1 p.m., for lunch.

For more information on the library, call 770-787-1126 during library hours or Town Hall at 770-787-1660.