10 Fulton libraries to open on Fridays

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners Wednesday restored some Friday hours at 10 of the county’s 34 libraries.

Commissioners approved a plan to open the libraries for four hours on Fridays. Four of the libraries are in Atlanta, three in north Fulton and three in south Fulton.

County Commission Chairman John Eaves said the plan won’t cost more money or increase overall library hours, but will merely reshuffle employees to provide Friday hours at 10 of Fulton’s most-used libraries.

In January commissioners agreed to reduce library hours to save money when they approved Fulton’s 2014 budget. Since then, only the Central Library downtown and the Auburn Avenue Research Library have been open on Friday.

Under the plan approved Wednesday, the libraries that will be open on Fridays are Adams Park, Adamsville/Collier Heights, Buckhead, Central, East Atlanta, East Point, Northeast/Spruill Oaks, Ocee, Roswell, South Fulton and Southwest. The Auburn Avenue library is closed for construction.

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