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REPORTING · 1st February 2013
Walter McFarlane

Amidst the fallout from the closure of Eurocan, the Kitimat Public Library lost a portion of their funding. With their diminished budget, the library decided to close on Sundays. Now, the library is looking for public support to determine whether or not they will open their doors on Sundays once again.

There will be a trial period between February 24th and May 12th to gauge the traffic in the Library on Sundays. There is also a Survey located at the front desk of the library.

If it is successful, the Library Board will be approaching Council to let them know this is what the public wants. If Council approves the budget, the library could reopen on Sundays later this year. Otherwise, the changes to the Library’s budget will go to the 2014 budget.

There are several other events coming up at the library. The first is a program running over Spring Break., where they will be hosting 2 weeks solid of programming including egg painting, bug mask making and exploding volcanoes.

The second is Family day. The Library will be open for four hours on February 11th. They will also host a mini carnival from 1-2:30 in the afternoon. On February 9th, the library will be putting on a Valentines Day Craft.

Finally, on February 23rd, the Kitimat Public Library will be throwing a book launch and reading on Blowing Bubbles, by local author Kathleen Cherry at 1:30 PM.