At an unusual Saturday morning meeting on April 25, 2020, held to discuss the severe financial crisis facing the city, aided by strong supporting Public Comments from 30-plus Library users, the El Cerrito City Council unanimously voted to continue funding extra hours for our library. The reason for eleven hours, rather than fifteen, is that the County intends to close all branch libraries on Sunday, so the four existing hours on Sunday were not considered.
Their unanimous vote shows the Council understands how important the library is to our community. Libraries everywhere are “a symbol of the vital connection between knowledge and democracy.” Our library serves no less a vital function for us in El Cerrito.
The Council’s funding of these eleven additional hours, and the County’s plan to close all branches on Sunday, means the El Cerrito Library will be open 46 hours/six days per week when normal library operation returns.
The tentative library hours are the same as before except for Sunday:
Monday & Tuesday – 12:00 to 8:00
Wednesday & Thursday – 10:00 to 6:00
Friday & Saturday – 10:00 to 5:00
Sunday — Closed
Thank you for you timely show of support for our library.