By NICK GOSNELL
HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson Public Library plans to expand some services in a modest way later this month.
"Right after the Martin Luther King holiday, next Tuesday, we will be extending our pickup service hours," said Gregg Wamsley with the library. "The hours that you can request an item to be pulled from the shelves or copies to be made for you or printouts or anything like that and drive up to the building on the west side and call us and we bring those items right out to your car."
Starting the 19th, those hours will be 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday.
The library is closed in observance of the holiday on the 18th. The actual open hours of the library will remain the same for now.
"We are and have been following the county wide numbers that the health department puts out," Wamsley said. "We've made plans for expanding our in building hours for when the county's case count hits a certain level."
The library plans to expand to 3/4 of their regular operating hours once the count in the county is consistently below 150. The library is now open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The library is closed on Sunday.