Penny Kerfien, Director of the Fulton Public Library, and Marian Stanton, President of the Library’s Board of Trustees, announced today that the library will expand its hours of service to the community effective January 2. The library will be open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. At the same time, the library will also close the David E. Vayner Branch at the Catholic Charities building on West First Street.
“By making these changes, we feel the library will better serve all the residents of the City of Fulton,” said Stanton. “Our patrons told us they really want to be able to access the library personally on evenings and all day Saturday, so this change will answer that need. And we just don’t have the resources to operate both facilities.”
Kerfien also noted, “We plan more outreach to seniors at both Towpath Towers and the Mill Apartments in the new year, and the children’s department will gain four computers to supplement those already available for homework and other after-school uses.”
Stanton said the trustees have worked to provide more adult programs, including one to boost computer literacy among seniors. “We plan the first of several in-house classes which will meet twice a week for three weeks in the morning to enable seniors and others who haven’t taken the plunge into computing to jump aboard.” Stanton said. “We also hope to begin by March showing current films on Saturday afternoons,” she said.