Public Libraries Change Hours of Service - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Public Libraries Change Hours of Service

The Calcasieu Parish Public Library is introducing a change in service hours for all 14 locations, effective October 4, 2009. The changes are a result of the 2008-2012 Bridges for Calcasieu Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan is a culmination of a 7-month effort by  a panel of 20 stakeholders in Calcasieu Parish, coordinating with National Library Consultants Sandra Nelson and June Garcia, all levels of  library staff, and approved by the Library Board of Control in July, 2008. Acting on the Organizational Structure Initiative to conduct a  review of service hours, research was done in 2008 and 2009 in which hourly checkouts, computer usage and walk-ins were tracked to determine when and how citizens used the library facilities.

The changes indicate how patrons use the libraries. The hours of the past were decided before the internet revolution, which provides access to the library resources and services 24/7. Library users can now manage their accounts 24/7 by phone or internet.

            The new hours reflect a 20.5 hour increase in service across the board, and standardize opening and closing times. The new hours will be easier for patrons to remember than the 7 possible opening times and 7 possible closing times previously in effect.

New hours of operation and total service hours for each branch are:

  • Bell City Library, 7085 Highway 14, 622-3606 (Bell city residents) or 721-7081:

Monday and Wednesday, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. (8 hours per week)

  • Hayes Library, 7709 Perier Street, 622-3605(Hayes residents) or 721-7098:

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 2:00-6:00 p.m. (12 hours per week)

  • Carnegie Memorial Library, 411 Pujo Street, 721-7084:

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (45 hours per week)

  • Central Library, 311 W. Claude Street, 721-7116:

Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. (65 hours per week)

  • DeQuincy Library, 102 W. Harrison Street, 786-4213 (DeQuincy residents) or 721-7087:

Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (45 hours per week).

  • Epps Memorial Library, 1320 N. Simmons Street, 721-7090:

Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m., Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (61 hours per week).

  • Fontenot Memorial Library, 1402 Center Street in Vinton, 721-7095:

Monday through Friday  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (45 hours per week).

  • Iowa Library, 107 First Street, 582-3597(Iowa residents); or 721-7101:

      Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.(45 hours per week).

  • Maplewood Library, 91 Center Circle, 721-7104:

            Monday - Friday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (20 hours per week).

  • Moss Bluff Library, 261 Parish Road, 721-7128:

            Monday through Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

            Friday  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

            Saturday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (61 hours per week).

  • Starks Library, 113 South Highway 109, 743-6560 (Starks residents) or 721-7107:

Monday through Friday  2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (20 hours per week).

  • Southwest Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Library, 411 Pujo Street, 721-7110:

            Monday through Friday  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

            Saturday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (53 hours per week).

  • Sulphur Regional Library, 1160 Cypress Street, 721-7141:

            Monday through Thursday  9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

            Friday  9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

            Saturday  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

            Sunday  2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (65 hours per week).

  • Westlake Library, 937 Mulberry Street, 721-7113:

            Monday  through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (45 hours per week).

            Any questions or concerns about the changes may be directed to library administration by calling 721-7147, on the website, www.calcasieu.lib.la.us by clicking on the "Library Information" tab, then "contact us" on the drop-down bar, or by filling out a suggestion form at any library branch.
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