Calendar fundraiser begins to support library projects

The Havelock-Craven County Public Library has new expanded hours after receiving more money for its 2015-16 budget.

Head librarian Margie Garrison said the new hours are similar to its old hours before a budget battle between the county and Havelock prompted a reduction during 2014-15.

The new hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. The library is closed on Sundays.

“We are absolutely pleased to be able to provide more open hours to serve our community,” said Garrison. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer the citizens of Havelock the ability to go to their local library at their convenience and we thank everyone for their support through this last year.”

The Havelock-Craven County Public Library is located on the Havelock campus of Craven Community College off Cunningham Boulevard near Havelock Elementary School.

Meanwhile, the Friends of the Havelock Public Library are starting a new fundraiser to support the library. The Booklovers Calendar went on sale Tuesday and will be available for purchase at the library.

“They will make wonderful Christmas presents and they are only $8 dollars,” Garrison said.

For more information, call the library at 447-7509.