In short, this means beginning the week of July 1—the start of the new fiscal year—branches that have been closed Tuesdays will again be open on Tuesdays and branches that have been closed Thursdays will again be open on Thursdays.
Even during the worst of our recent serious economic downturn, Board members made it clear that public libraries were a priority in Arlington and hours would be restored as soon as County finances had stabilized. We are lucky to have experienced such resilience.
We are also lucky—and grateful—to live in a community that expresses such strong support for its libraries. While other jurisdictions in the region still struggle with budgets and services, Arlington residents have made it clear that libraries are essential here and must be maintained at a very high level of quality. That kind of support is not forgotten.
So while some may consider the number 13 unlucky, (FY) 2013 is already looking good for the Library. Very good.
And if you’ve appreciated Arlington Public Library in the past few years, we suspect you’ll like us even more with the restored hours on the doors.
Thank you for supporting your Library.