Longer Library Hours Considered in D.C.

WASHINGTON — A bill under consideration by the D.C. Council would require longer hours for city libraries.

The Washington Examiner reports the District of Columbia Public Library Hours Expansion Act of 2012 would cost an estimated $10 million. The bill would require all libraries to be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday and Saturday hours would be 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sunday hours would be noon to 5 p.m.

City libraries are currently closed on Sunday and two mornings a week. The also close at 5:30 on all but two of the six days they are open.

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