As the provincial government moves into step two of its restart plan, the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) is also moving forward expanding its hours to serve customers better.
Starting Monday, June 21, many locations will open one hour earlier on most weekdays. Libraries that were open Sunday pre-pandemic will see those hours return.
In South Delta, Ladner Pioneer and the Tsawwassen Library will be open Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The same hours of operation will also be in place for the George Mackie Library in North Delta.
“The community is eager to get earlier weekday access to the library,” says Heather Scoular, Director of Customer Experience. “Extending the hours with new 9 a.m. openings is something our customers have been clamoring for, along with the return to regular Sunday hours. FVRL continues to reimagine library services and create new ones based on the shift in customer behaviours and needs.”
The FVRL says staff have worked hard to create an in-person library experience that is welcoming and safe for all. Customers can expect friendly staff and access to much of the library’s public space and services, including computer and printer access. FVRL Express holds pick up service is still available for customers who prefer a more convenient and contact-free experience.
“FVRL staff have continually risen to the challenges presented over the past 15 months,” said FVRL board chair Gayle Martin. “I know customers are excited to have more access to the physical library.”
To learn more about FVRL’s services, including hours of operation, FVRL Express, eCard sign up, virtual programs and digital content, visit www.fvrl.ca or call your local library.