The Lewisboro Library announced this week that it will re-open seven days a week because of a $100,000 donation its received from Lewisboro residents Adam R. Rose and Peter R. McQuillan.
“Income is down and usage is up,” Rose said in a Lewisboro Library news release. “Peter and I feel that the library is a critical institution that must be kept open for as many days as possible.”
Starting March 6, the library said it will be open on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. It will be open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and on Fridays it will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The library’s weekend operating hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturdays and on Sundays it will be open from 1-4 p.m.
The library scaled back hours and services after its 2010 operating budget was cut by $40,000 as the town cut costs in a tough budget climate. Amid the cutbacks, the library said it closed its doors on Sundays and Mondays.
A ballot proposition that sought to increase the town’s contribution to the library was defeated in November, 2010.