(Moulton, AL), (November 10, 2022) – In order to best conserve funds, the Lawrence County Public Library began implementing service changes in 2015 due to local budget cuts. These changes included closing the library at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays, ending Fax, Copy & Print services 15 minutes prior to close, and locking the entrance five minutes prior to close to allow staff to assist remaining patrons on making their final selections.
To remain compliant with State guidelines for receiving State Aid, the LCPL must remain open 40 hours per week the weeks the library is open or forfeit State Aid. To assist with keeping the library on budget for fiscal year 2023, the library will be closing a total of three weeks during the upcoming holidays.
The library will be closed:
Thanksgiving: Monday, November 21 through Friday, November 25, 2022. The library will reopen Monday, November 28, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
Christmas: Monday, December 19 through Monday, January 2, 2023. The library will reopen Tuesday, January 3, 2023 at 9:30 a.m.
Our digital library through Camellia.Net will remain open 24/7. If you have not stopped by the library to get set up for Camellia, please take the opportunity to do so.
Our book drop will be locked during these closures to prevent damages from occurring to our collection. No fines will accrue the weeks the library is closed during the holidays.
While the library regrets these changes, these changes assist the LCPL in serving the residents of Lawrence County under our financial constraints.