Heads up: the Fort's library hours have slightly changed.
 
In an effort to save money, the Fort Saskatchewan Public Library has changed its Sunday hours to 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. effective Mar.4.
 
During 2018 budget deliberations council left the library $50,000 short after they asked for a six per cent increase.
 
"The effects of that decision were for us to reduce our Sunday hours," said library director Michele Fedyk.
 
In 2017, the library increased its hours on Sunday to be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
"We had those hours for the whole year and then starting in 2018, we did continue the hours, but decided in March to reduce the hours and this is the result of the reduction of our request," said Fedyk.
 
By cutting the hours they hope to save some of the funds that were anticipated.
 
While they could still use more funding, right now the library is looking to the future.
 
"We know the city of Fort Saskatchewan is growing by leaps and bounds and we know there are lots of young families and we really want to support the families of Fort Saskatchewan," said Fedyk. "Therefore we are proceeding with what we were planning on doing for 2018 and it was to go out in the community and provide an outreach service."
 
This service could be utilized by daycares or schools and so on.

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