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Posted: September 11, 2012

Library now open seven days a week

The Cranbrook Public Library officially launched its new hours of operation on Monday, September 10 when the Library Board Chair and City of Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski opened its doors at 9 a.m.

These new hours have been in the making for a number of years.

“When we developed our strategic plan in 2007, we got a clear message from people that they wanted to see the Library open on Monday,” says David Clark, Chair of the Library Board. “We set it as one of our key objectives and were able to achieve it with the strong support from city council and staff, the feedback from the public and the efforts of Library staff, who were instrumental in developing the schedule. As a result, for the first time since 1980, the library’s doors are open to the public every day of the week.”

In addition to featuring Monday openings, the Library is now open until 8 p.m. on all weeknights and will only close on statutory holidays.

The new year-round schedule is:

Sunday            12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday              9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Tuesday            9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday       9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday           9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday                9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday            9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“The core mandate of the public library is to make information freely accessible to all,” remarks Ursula Brigl, Chief Librarian. “I am thrilled that with seven-day operations, we can better meet people’s information needs.”

The library offers a wide range of services: lending books, DVDs, audiobooks, ebooks and magazines, information assistance, public computer and wireless Internet access, a variety of programs for all ages, and places to relax, meet friends or just read.

Monday openings offer people another opportunity to check out the Cranbrook Public Library.  As an added incentive, if you join during the month of September  you will get a prize if either your first or last name starts with an M, O, N, D, A or Y.

You can find the Library at 1212 2nd Street North and online at

Cranbrook Public Library

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