Belleville’s library is broadening its service to the public, opening its doors on Sunday afternoons.
City council approved the Belleville Public Library budget which includes four hours opening on Sunday.
Library Board Chair Councillor Garnet Thompson says there have been requests for such an opening from Loyalist College students, from Sunday shoppers, as well as the general public.
The library will be open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., probably beginning in June.
Also, the John M. Parrott Art Gallery will open on Mondays as part of a pilot project, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting May 1.
The gallery will not be open on Sundays.
Library CEO Trevor Pross says “With the addition of Library open hours on Sundays, and Gallery open hours on Mondays, we are responding to customer demand and improving the services we offer to the public.”