New hours are first phase in library district expansion
Jackson County Library Services’ officials will expand hours at the Ashland and Medford branches, with both set to be open seven days a week starting Thursday, Dec. 1, according to a news release.
Previously, Ashland’s branch, located at 410 Siskiyou Blvd., had been closed Fridays, while Medford’s had been closed Thursdays. New hours for both branches are now 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and noon to 5 p.m. weekends.
The increase is the first phase in an open-hours expansion that will effect all facilities in the 15-branch system, ultimately increasing open hours by 30% district-wide, the release said. The second phase of the expansion will start in April 2023.
“Our community has been asking for expanded hours of operation for some time,” said Kelda Vath, JCLS assistant director of support services. “We are thrilled to begin offering seven-days-a-week service in Medford and Ashland, and are excited to expand services across the County at all JCLS libraries this spring.”