Amarillo Public Library changing hours at all locations today

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Published: Sep. 29, 2023 at 11:04 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2023 at 9:05 AM CDT
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AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Amarillo Public Library will be changing its hours of operation at all five locations starting Monday.

Library officials say the new schedule makes no change to weekend hours for any location, but will change hours of operation Monday through Thursday.

The new schedule for all APL locations:

  • Monday through Thursday: 9:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

Director of Library Services Amanda Barrera says the new schedule will call for adjustments in some areas.

“It will be a tighter schedule for some evening programs to ensure things are wrapped up before the library closes, but the neighborhood branches will now have more options for planning events in the evening,” said Barrera.

Although hours are changing, the several programs the library offers are continuing.

“We’re moving some of our evening programs a little earlier to be sure that they can be completed and give patrons time to leave the library by the time it closes at 7:30 p.m.,” said Stacy Clopton, coordinator of PR and programming for the Amarillo Public Library.

Due to the change the north, east, and northwest branches will now have more morning hours and evening hours.

“People who need to access the library to study to use our computers to find materials whether for school reports or just to be entertained and educated and enlightened have more opportunities to do that,” said Clopton.

Library officials say the first day library patrons will notice the change is Monday when all libraries will open at 9:00 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.