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Library evening hours expanding in Forsyth

FORSYTH COUNTY — Forsyth County residents will be able to spend more time at their library of choice this year. More time, in fact, than since 2010.

The Forsyth County Public Library System’s expanded hours begin today, thanks to additional funding allocated by the county commission.

All four library branches — Cumming, Hampton Park, Post Road and Sharon Forks — will be open from 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, they’ll be open from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Hours on Sunday are from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This change marks a return to full hours of operation that were in place before the recession began.

“We had to shorten hours beginning in January 2010, and over time we have been able to add some of the hours back,” said Stephen Kight, the library’s assistant director for public services.

“We are very grateful to see our hours expand, and we know that our patrons will be excited to see all four branches open four evenings every week.”