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Extension to Howard and Burrum Heads Library hours

25 September 2019

Library opening hours in Burrum Heads and Howard will be extended next year by the Fraser Coast Regional Council.

“Residents have been asking for the change which will also open up a range of library programs and improve residents’ engagement with Council,” Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said.

“Almost 46% of respondents to a survey on how we could improve services at both libraries wanted the opening hours extended.”

From January the libraries will open from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 9am-12pm on Saturdays.

“Residents will also be able to access stand-alone kiosks to pay rates and dog renewals and access other Council services,” Cr Seymour said.

“Libraries in our smaller communities are more than just places to get a book. 

“They are community hubs which provide diverse services and functions, enhancing liveability, online access and social engagement for residents and visitors.

“The extension of opening hours will encourage more use of the facilities and services by new customers as well as allowing children to use the services after school.”