The Cobb County Public Library System will add one evening hour to the Monday through Wednesday schedule at all 16 library locations in January. The new schedule is effective Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
The CCPLS plans to restore Sunday hours at the Switzer Library in Marietta in the fall.
Under the new schedule starting in January, three of the library system’s smallest branches (Acworth, Lewis A. Ray and Sibley) will be open Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. The three branches will be closed on Thursdays.
Sweetwater Valley Library’s Thursday hours will be changed to 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., opening two hours later for the day. Sweetwater, located in the Threadmill Complex in Austell, will continue to be closed on Saturdays.
- Switzer Library, Mountain View Regional Library, South Cobb Regional Library, East Cobb Library and the West Cobb Regional Library will be open Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- East Marietta, Gritters, Kemp Memorial, Kennesaw, Powder Springs, Stratton and Vinings will be open Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Acworth, Lewis A. Ray and Sibley will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, closed Thursday and Friday, and open Saturday from 1 to 6 p.m.
- The Sweetwater Valley Library will be open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and1 to 6 p.m. on Thursday.
Effective shortly after the start of the 2013-2014 school year in the fall, the Switzer Library in Marietta will be open on Sunday afternoons for most of the regular 2013-14 school year calendar. The new Sunday hours will begin after Labor Day.
The new schedule in effect in January is a change from the hours of operation in place since April 2011.
“We are happy about the new hours,” said library director Helen Poyer. “We’ve heard people’s requests for additional evening and weekend hours, and it’s nice to be able to meet the demand for library services.”
All of the libraries’ hours can be found at www.cobbcat.org.