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July 4, 2017 > More time to read: library hours expanded

More time to read: library hours expanded

Submitted By Alicia Reyes

Alameda County Library has expanded the hours of operation at two popular Fremont libraries to accommodate the growing needs of local patrons.

The Centerville Library is now open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. thanks to funding provided by the City of Fremont. During the week, the library is also open from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays.

Meanwhile, operating hours at the Niles Library will shift from Tuesdays to Fridays starting July 7. The library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The decision to change the Niles Library day of operation was made after patrons responded through a survey that they would use the library more or the same amount if its hours changed.

With the new changes, a Fremont neighborhood library (Centerville, Irvington and Niles) will be open with full staffing for five consecutive days during the week. ÒWe are so grateful to the City of Fremont for making this funding commitment to library services and to the Fremont Library Advisory Commission for their leadership and support to make this possible,Ó said Cindy Chadwick, County Librarian.

To celebrate the changes, Centerville and Niles libraries are planning fun public events. Kicking off the Niles LibraryÕs new Friday hours will be a performance by magician and balloon artist Mr. Shap from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 7 at 150 I St., Fremont. Later in the month magician Pete G. Magic will perform from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 22 at the Centerville Library, 3801 Nicolet Ave., Fremont. Admission is free.

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