Temple City Residents Not Too Pleased with New Library Hours

Residents react negatively to reduced hours at the Temple City public library.

Written by VINCENT WEI / Published August 6, 2010

Residents of Temple City have noticed the changes of operation hours for the Temple City Library, and most of them aren’t too pleased.

Since July 26, the Temple City public library has been closed on Sundays and Mondays.

The library has cut its operating hours due to budget cuts. Still, residents are not happy with county officials’ decision.

Some residents depend on the library because it provides a quiet place to study, read, relax, or for those who have exhausted themselves from studying, napping. Some residents go to library because it provides Wi-Fi and free air conditioning, two things they may not have. With the newly reduced schedule, residents will have to find a new place to spend their time.

“I might just drive all the way to the Live Oak one,” resident Sabrina Lau said, “I love the library because it’s quiet and stress-free.”

However, the new hours might actually put more stress on the youth of Temple City, who avidly attend programs at the library and events on regular attendance.

“It doesn’t affect me, but it really affects the children,” resident Al Davis said, “It’s sharp and sweet.”

The changes not only means that there is one less day of book-checking is made, but also that there will be less time to sign up for the Summer Reading Program.

“It really affects my kids,” resident Leonora Lopez said, “I don’t have a computer at home, so I try to bring them here to use it.”

The library is opened from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. On Fridays and Saturdays, the library is opened from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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