August News Article
After many requests to be open in the morning, the Oshkosh Public Library will now be open on Tuesdays from 10 am and until 6 pm. The rest of the week, we will be open from 1 – 5:30 pm.
We will continue to be closed on the weekends.
The state of Nebraska used to have a set number of hours that libraries had to be open each week, dependent on the population they served. Now, the Nebraska Library Commission encourages each small town library to be open hours requested by their patrons, dependent on funds available. For the last several years, the library has been open 25 hours per week which seems to meet our patrons’ needs. The only request we have had is to be open one morning per week, especially in the summer when afternoons are so hot. The library was open until 7pm two evenings per week but did not have enough visitors during the evening to warrant being open so we are moving those hours to the morning.
Other recent changes to the library include a larger collection of DVD’s, a new section for Reese’s Book Club books, a new area for the large print books, and a roomier, less crowded atmosphere.
We are always open for suggestions to improve the library and add new services and programs. Please stop in anytime to visit your town library! More changes and announcements coming in September!