Libraries return to normal operating hours

From left, Emerald resident Jess Nichols with daughter Annalise, 2, Casey Cardinia Libraries Emerald branch manager Jess Nichols, Chase, 7, and CCL CEO Chris Buckingham.

There’s great news for the readers of Casey and Cardinia, with Casey Cardinia Libraries (CCL) returning to normal, pre-Covid operating hours.

From 31 January all libraries, including Pakenham, Emerald, Bunjil Place, Cranbourne, Doveton, Endeavour Hills and Hampton Park, will revert back to regular hours, including Saturdays and Sundays.

The iconic Casey Mobile Library will continue its normal operating hours, including Saturdays at Bunyip.

“We are simply delighted to be welcoming people back into our libraries. We know how important libraries are to the community,” CCL CEO Chris Buckingham said.

“They offer a safe place where people from all walks of life can catch up, study, participate in programs and borrow books.

“The library is a happy place for people. We are very much looking forward to returning to normal hours of operation at the end of January.”

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