Hollins Library receives funding to open on Sundays

HOLLINS, Va. (WDBJ7) - Another library in Roanoke County will be open on Sundays now, thanks to a vote by the board of supervisors.

In a 4-to-1 vote, the board chose to transfer $6,500 from the Board of Supervisors contingency funding to the Department of Library Services Tuesday.

The extra money in the library fund will allow the Hollins library to open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Currently, the South County Library and Vinton Library are the only other libraries that have Sunday hours.

Library Director Shari Henry says Hollins is the 2nd most used library not just in the county, but the entire Roanoke Valley.

"So there is a lot of demand, a lot of use here. You can see by the parking lot there are a lot of cars. Six hundred plus people on average come in a day," Henry said.

She believes people will really appreciate the Sunday hours to have access to the internet and all of the other resources they offer.

"We are just so grateful again for the support here for how much people love their library," she said.

"We consider it a privilege to be able to serve the people here and we have some exciting things to be rolling out in the future, so to be able to have more hours to be able to do that in is great for us."

There isn't an official set date yet for when the Sunday hours will go into effect.