Goldston, NC – Beginning April 1, 2022, the Chatham County Library will adjust its hours of operation at the Goldston Branch located at 9235 Pittsboro-Goldston Road, Goldston. The library will be closed on Saturdays, open on Tuesdays, and will not close for lunch on the days it is open. Effective April 1st, the Goldston Library will operate with the following hours:
• Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
• Thursday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
• Friday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
• Saturday and Sunday: Closed
The library says that these changes will be more accommodating to its patrons. Residents will gain an additional nine hours per week that the library is open.
“The library has reviewed the number of visitors at the Goldston Library on Saturdays, and it is quite low,” said Chatham County Library Director Linda Clarke. “We also noted that many people use their lunch hours for errands and would knock on the door when it was closed during lunch on weekdays.”
The pandemic became an opportunity to evaluate the use of resources and how to best allocate them to the community.
“It is not always necessary to visit the library in person, because of the addition of remote resources; the pandemic provided the opportunity for the library to address providing services when the buildings were closed,” added Clark. “In addition to regular users, the library gained new patrons who only accessed e-materials and did not intend to physically enter any of the library’s facilities.”
The Chatham County Public Libraries have two other branches (Chatham Community Library in Pittsboro and Wren Memorial Library in Siler City) which will remain open for an entire day on Saturdays.
The Goldston Library can be reached at 919-898-4522. Residents may visit the libraries’ website for more information on all Chatham County Library services, events, and programs.