Iluka Library Change of Hours

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Your library service would like to change the opening hours at Iluka Library from Monday, Wednesday & Friday to consecutive days from Wednesday, Thursday & Friday and we want to hear your thoughts on this idea.......why, do you ask?

Mondays are generally quieter than later in the week - many of our community members have community activities in the second half of the week and have said they prefer to visit the library while they are out, so opening Wednesday, Thursday and Friday would benefit the community more. Community members frequently say it would be easier to remember when

Your library service would like to change the opening hours at Iluka Library from Monday, Wednesday & Friday to consecutive days from Wednesday, Thursday & Friday and we want to hear your thoughts on this idea.......why, do you ask?

Mondays are generally quieter than later in the week - many of our community members have community activities in the second half of the week and have said they prefer to visit the library while they are out, so opening Wednesday, Thursday and Friday would benefit the community more. Community members frequently say it would be easier to remember when the library is open if we offered our service on consecutive days.

It benefits library users who are working on local history, ancestry or other projects have said they find it disruptive, that the library is not open on consecutive days, so they must work one day, then skip a day to continue, they find this frustrating.

It benefits community members using Public computers for online Educational purposes such as TAFE, boat licenses and other online tests, people often don't complete these in one day and comment that they find it inconvenient and frustrating when they can't come back in the morning and miss deadlines. They feel it will be more helpful planning to start these activities on Wednesday, knowing they have three consecutive days to achieve their goals.

It benefits community members using Public computers for completing Tax, Booking travel, concert tickets etc. People in the community feel they don't often finish these tasks in a day and find it inconvenient that they can't come back in the morning and don't want to drive to another library. Community members have also commented that Thursday would be a good day to book travel and entertainment before the week end.

provides increased access to Youth and children who generally prefer to visit later in the week to collect resources and books relevant to school projects which need to be completed over the weekend; opening on a Thursday would benefit them, as they have two consecutive days open before the weekend. Opening on a Thursday would also offer an additional opportunity to develop and host events, programs and homework help suited to Youth and children.

Iluka pre-school is no longer providing service to the community on Fridays providing an opportunity for the library to offer Story Time on Friday mornings for children.



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