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Library Expands Saturday Hours to Better Serve Community

Library Expands Saturday Hours to Better Serve Community

In order to better serve the community, the James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., is expanding its Saturday hours.

Starting September 9, the Library will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays.

“To some, a few hours might seem insignificant, but to others, it can make all the difference,” said James V. Brown Library Executive Director Amy C. Resh. “The Library is dedicated to serving all communities, and we hope increasing our hours will allow us to better reach individuals who are unable to get into our buildings during school, work, or other obligations.”

“Libraries are essential to the growth and success of our communities,” said Robbin Degeratu, the Library’s Public Service, Local History, and Reference Director. “Increased hours mean additional opportunities for passport services, along with expanded access to resources and programs for all ages.”

In addition to increasing Saturday hours, Degeratu said the Library offers online resources that cardholders can access anytime, anywhere.

“In many ways, the James V. Brown Library can be used 24 hours a day, seven days a week, thanks to our many free online services,” Degeratu said. “Library cardholders have access to Libby and Hoopla for ebooks, audiobooks, movies and music. But we also provide databases, research tools, and so much more.”

The James V. Brown Library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. To place a hold, visit or call 570-326-0536 during the library’s operating hours. Walk-in passport services are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

The James V. Brown Library, 19 E. Fourth St., Williamsport, Pa., is the place to go to learn, connect and grow. Founded in June 1907, the library champions the love of reading, opens new doors to lifelong learning, provides a haven to those who seek and ensures the preservation of public library services for future generations. The library has more than 225,000 visitors in a year and circulates a half-million items annually. A member of the Lycoming County Library System, the James V. Brown Library participates in PA Forward, a statewide initiative to promote literacies in our communities to power a better future for everyone.

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