Libraries open Saturdays

Lowood and Kilcoy library branches will continue operating on Saturdays following a successful six-month trial. Picture: UNSPLASH

Somerset Regional Council will continue to open its Lowood and Kilcoy library branches on Saturday mornings following a successful six-month trial.

Mayor Jason Wendt said it was a great move and one that responded to the needs of the community.

“The community has shown us that they will use the facilities if available on a Saturday, so we’re proud to inject extra funds to allow extended opening hours beyond Monday to Friday,” Cr Wendt said.

Council will open both branches on Saturday mornings from 9am to 11.30am.

“This means more time for people to access the valuable resources that libraries have and are available to residents, free of charge,” he said.

“We recognise that not all library users are able to access the facilities during traditional business hours so this change will be welcome by many that used the facilities during the successful trial.”