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Santa Maria library will soon be open 7 days a week

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Dec 24, 2019

Starting next month, the City of Santa Maria Public Library will be open seven days a week.

Beginning Jan. 5, the library will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. It will also open and close an hour earlier Mondays through Thursdays with new operating hours being from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fridays and Saturdays the library will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The added Sunday hours come from Measure U funding.

To celebrate the addition of Sunday hours, a Pioneer Valley High School dance club K-Pop will perform in Shepard Hall at the library at 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 5.

At 2 p.m., Righetti High School's Ballet Folklorico dance club will perform.

"In the November 2018 election, Santa Maria voters extended and enhanced the Measure U general purpose sales tax to a one-cent rate. This is to maintain and enhance City services such as public safety, youth services, and quality of life," the City said in a press release.

An estimated 1,000 people visit the Santa Maria library each day.