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ANAHEIM LIBRARY INTRODUCES ADDITIONAL OPEN HOURS AT TWO LIBRARY BRANCHES
ANAHEIM, CA – (July 1, 2013) The Anaheim Library is pleased to announce additional open hours at two Anaheim branch libraries, which gives residents more access to print, audio, video and web-based materials, as well as this year’s Summer Reading Fun program. The additional hours result from the City Council’s approved and balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2013/14, which was passed with an emphasis on strengthening city services and public safety.Beginning today, the Central Branch Library (500 W. Broadway) will expand service hours from 53 hours per week to 58 hours per week, by opening one hour earlier during the regular work week. The Central Branch Library’s new hours will be: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday; and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Saturdays.
Beginning July 6, Saturday hours will be restored to the Canyon Hills Branch Library (400 Scout Trail, Anaheim, CA 92807). The Canyon Hills Branch Library’s new hours will be: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday – Thursday; Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stop by the branch this Saturday to enter for an opportunity drawing.
Then, be sure to return the following Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. for the 32nd annual Teddy Bears’ Picnic being held on the northeast lawn, with entertainment and refreshments provided by the Canyon Hills Women’s Club. Children are invited to bring a favorite stuffed animal and enjoy this favorite annual program. For further information about the picnic, please contact Cynthia Hicks or Rose Perrone at 714-974-7630.
Summer Reading Fun takes place from June 17 – 27 at all Anaheim library branches, with weekly prizes and special programs at all locations. Please visit www.anaheim.net/library for further information about programs and events.
ABOUT ANAHEIM –The City of Anaheim, founded in 1857, is one of the nation’s premier municipalities and is one of California’s most populous cities. Anaheim covers 50 square miles with more than 343,000 residents and more than 2,950 City employees. The municipal corporation’s annual budget is $1.6 billion. Anaheim supports a thriving business community with companies such as Carl Karcher Enterprises, Inc., L-3 Communications, Pacific Sunwear, and Disneyland Resort. Successful sports franchises call Anaheim home, including Angels Baseball, Anaheim Ducks, the U.S. Men’s National Volleyball Team, the 2012 Olympic Games Silver Medal winning U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team, and the Professional Arena Soccer League Anaheim Bolts. Anaheim also boasts world-class meeting and entertainment venues with the Anaheim Convention Center, LEED-certified and the largest on the west coast, Honda Center, City National Grove of Anaheim, Anaheim GardenWalk, and Angel Stadium of Anaheim. In addition, Anaheim embraces its vibrant cultural arts community, including the world-renowned Anaheim Ballet. Annually, Anaheim welcomes millions of visitors to the city, truly making it where the world comes to live, work and play. For more information, please visit www.anaheim.net.