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Burnet library to open on Saturdays starting in March

Herman Brown Free Library display

A winter reading display greets visitors to the Herman Brown Free Library, 100 E. Washington in Burnet. Beginning March 4, the library will close on weekdays at 5 p.m. rather than 6 p.m. and will be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturdays. Courtesy image

The Herman Brown Free Library in Burnet will open on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. starting March 4. To make weekend time available, weekday hours will change to 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 

Currently, the library closes at 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

“We have members of our community who just cannot make it here during the weekday,” Head Librarian Florence Reeves told “We were staying open to 6 (p.m.) to give them something. I felt that if we had those five hours on Saturday, people who can’t make it here after work would have more opportunity to use the library.”

Librarians will be available on Saturdays to help patrons with access to the facility’s growing collection of books, audiobooks, and DVDs as well as its computer, printing, and digital services and genealogy and local history files. 

“This opens up genealogy to give people more time to do their research,” Reeves said. “It’s a way to expand accessibility to the library.” 

The Herman Brown Free Library, part of the Burnet County Library System, is located at 100 E. Washington St. in Burnet on the courthouse square. For more information, call 512-715-5228 or visit its website.

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