April 30, 2021Salina Public Library is extending service hours to include Monday through Thursday evenings. Beginning Monday, May 3, the library will be open 9 a.m.–8:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday–Saturday and noon–6 p.m. Sunday. Pickup Service will be available 10 a.m.–8:30 p.m. Monday–Thursday and 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday–Saturday in the north entrance of the library.

The new hours coincide with the transition to summer at the library with a fresh lineup of programs starting this week. The library has programs available for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to visit salinapubliclibrary.org/events to view the online calendar. All summer programs require registration and most programs are available free of charge.

An important aspect of summer at the library is the summer reading goal. Salina Public Library is calling on the community to spend some time reading books this summer and add to the community tally. Books in any genre and format can be counted. That includes hardbacks, paperbacks, e-books, audiobooks, Playaways, talking books and books read to others. Patrons can read books from home, the library, the bookstore or wherever else you can find them. This summer’s goal is 12,000 books read between May 28 and July 29, 2021. To contribute to the Reading Goal, readers of all ages can either fill out a book log card at the library or fill out the form online.

Patrons are asked not to visit the library if they are feeling ill. Face masks are required and frequent use of hand sanitizer and hand washing are encouraged. Entrance will be through the north doors only.