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Monday, Oct 07 2013 04:18 PM

Supervisors poised to set new library open days, hours

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Henry Miller spends an afternoon reading at the Baker Branch of the Kern County Library. Currently the branch is only open on Mondays but plans are for the Baker Branch Library to be open on Wednesday as well.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Four-year-old Arlett Hernandez-Toy looks at children's books with her mother, Teresa Toy, at the Baker Branch of the Kern County Library. They are first-time users of the library and are glad to hear there are plans to open the library on Wednesdays. Currently the branch is only open on Mondays.

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    By Henry A. Barrios / The Californian

    Currently the Baker Branch of the Kern County Library is only open on Mondays but there are plans for the Baker Branch Library to be open on Wednesday as well.

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BY JAMES BURGER Californian staff writer jburger@bakersfield.com

Kern County Library Director Sherry Gomez isn't expecting a lot of debate over the big item she's bringing to the Kern County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.

Supervisors are expected to grant routine approval to the new hours -- including an additional day of operation -- at 25 Kern County branch libraries.

The new hours include some shifting of days at six of the libraries.

Gomez said library staffers created the best schedules they could.

"We did some very quick, informal polls of our patrons and over the years we've had patrons ask, 'Could you be open another day?' and 'This would be a great day,'" Gomez said.

The proposed new hours for libraries beginning Nov. 4 are:

 

Arvin, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Baker, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday and Wednesday.

Beale Memorial, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Boron, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Bryce C. Rathbun, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Buttonwillow, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

California City, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

McFarland, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday through Friday.

Delano, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Eleanor N. Wilson, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Frazier Park, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Holloway-Gonzales, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Friday.

Kern River Valley, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Kernville, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Lamont, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Mojave, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Northeast (Bakersfield), 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Ridgecrest, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Shafter, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Southwest (Bakersfield), 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Taft, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.

Tehachapi, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Rosamond, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Wasco, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Wofford Heights, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

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