San Jose Public Library to Expand to Six-Day Schedule July 11
From the San Jose Mercury News:
All 22 San Jose Public Library branches, including the Berryessa branch, will be open six days per week beginning Saturday, July 11.
In April, San Jose City Council approved Mayor Sam Liccardo’s proposal for restoring the six-day schedule. Since then, the library has been recruiting staff and making arrangements to expand service from the current reduced schedule for branches that has them open only four days per week.
Based on current daily usage, San José Public Library expects the two additional days of service will create significant weekly benefits for the community including:36,000 more customers being able to use the Library; 7,000 additional youth served after school; 90,000 more library items borrowed or renewed; 7,600 more uses of public computers; and 140 more library literacy, and engagement programs offered across the city attended by more than 3,200 customers of all ages.
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