(Moulton, AL), (November 12, 2021) – 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 in order to allow staff to assist remaining patrons on making their final selections.
In order to remain compliant with State guidelines for receiving State Aid, the Lawrence County Public Library 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 2022, the library will be closing a total of three weeks during the upcoming holidays.
The library will be closed:
Thanksgiving: Monday, November 22 through Friday, November 26, 2021. The library will reopen Monday, November 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.
Christmas: Monday, December 20 through Friday, December 31, 2021. The library will reopen Monday, January 3, 2022 at 10:00 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 Lawrence County Public Library in serving the residents of Lawrence County under our financial constraints.