New Morning Hours at the Library

New Morning Hours at the Library

Cook Memorial Library will now open at 9 a.m. on Friday mornings starting October 10!
 
“We had a very positive response from the community when we began opening earlier on Saturdays to coincide with La Grande’s Farmers' Market. Currently, the Library doesn’t open until 11 a.m. on weekdays. This is inconvenient for many of our community members who like to come downtown to run their errands and shop in the morning. Therefore, we’ve decided to increase our Friday hours to be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.,” says Library Director, Terri Washburn. Since the Library does not have increased staff, those two additional hours of operation will be shifted from Monday evenings. According to Washburn, “The Library will close at 6 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. on Mondays beginning October 6. Our statistics indicate that we have very few patrons visit the Library between 6 and 8 p.m. on Monday nights. We feel that opening earlier on Fridays will benefit our patrons to a greater degree,” says Washburn.
 
New Library hours are:  11:00-6:00 Monday-Thursday, 9:00-6:00 Friday, and 9:00-4:00 Saturday starting the week of October 6.