If your brain is hungry for more learning, you'll now be able to feed it seven days a week.
The Squamish Public Library has announced that as of Wednesday (Sept. 1), they will be open to the public every day of the week for the first time in its 46-year history.
"Inquiring minds are open seven days a week, and so will we," said Maureen Painter, director of library services. "We've been wanting to do this for years because the public has been asking for it. This year the District of Squamish felt it was important to do so, and they gave the necessary funding to initiate the seven-day opening."
In the early years of the institution in Squamish, the knowledge held within the doors of the library was only available when volunteers were able to open the doors to the public. Soon after, in the early 1960s, the library was open five days a week, and about 20 years ago a Saturday morning opening was added to the schedule. In recent years the library has changed its hours to allow Sundays openings but has been closed Fridays instead.
The new hours of operation will be from 1-8 p.m. from Monday to Thursday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
"We've had a very, very favourable response from the public - they're really excited," said Painter.
To celebrate the new schedule, the library will be hosting a special open house to coincide with National Literacy Day on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Mayor Ian Sutherland will be on hand to cut the cake at 3:30 p.m., and an open mic will be available to those wanting to share their favorite summer stories between 5-6 p.m. and 7-8 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.