Libraries across Stoke-on-Trent are being faced with a cut in hours to try and save Stoke-on-Trent City Council £100,000.
Tunstall library will now have it's open hours reduced by 6 hours.
This could take the form of reduced working hours during the week, or opening half a day for one or two days.
Councillor Hassall, cabinet member for housing and neighbourhoods had the following to say on the Library hour reduction.
"Changes to library opening times follow full consultation, and sign-off by full council.
"They are being introduced to ensure the level of staffing support for customers remains the same, albeit on reduced hours, and that the network of libraries remains as it currently stands.
"We recognise that libraries are based in the heart of the community and are a local service – retaining that network was important for customers.
"Some of the libraries will introduce a half-day opening, and libraries will open until 6pm on four nights a week, instead of until 7pm on two nights of the week.
"The 6-7pm hour is one of the less popular times for people to go into their library, and the increase from 5pm to 6pm on two nights has been designed to make access easier for those people visiting after school or on the way home from work."
Tunstall library is the 3rd most popular Library with a estimated 90,000 visits per year. Coming behind Hanley & Longton libraries.
I'll get an update on Tunstall Libraries new opening hours on the site soon.
From Tuesday 8th May 2012 Opening Hours will be:
|Monday||9am - 6pm|
|Tuesday||9am - 6pm|
|Wednesday||9am - 6pm|
|Thursday||9am - 2pm|
|Friday||9am - 6pm|
|Saturday||10am - 2pm|
|Sunday||Tunstall Library is closed on Sunday|
Source: this is Staffordshire