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Haverhill

August 14, 2013

Library preparing to reopen on Sundays

The public library announced that it will re-open on Sundays after a hiatus of more than 10 years.

Beginning Sept. 22 and running through May 18 of next year, the library will open on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m., with exceptions for holidays. The city provided additional funding in the library’s 2014 fiscal year budget to allow for Sunday operating hours.

“This is excellent news for the Haverhill Public Library and the people who use and enjoy our services,” said library Director Carol Verny. “Real appreciation is due to the public, library staff, trustees, and elected officials, including Mayor James Fiorentini, who showed such determination and support for the library.”

During the library’s Strategic Planning process, library officials heard that Sunday hours were important — particularly for families, working people and students, Verny said. Sunday is often the busiest day of the week at libraries across the country, Verny noted, and in looking at the experience of other libraries, adding Sunday hours has proven very effective in meeting the public’s demand for more services.

The library will offer a full suite of services on Sundays, including homework help, museum passes, meeting room reservations, readers advisory services and access to the print, ebook, and e-resource collections. More information is available from Carol Verny at cverny@mvlc.org or 978-373-1586, ext. 621. Visit online at www.haverhillpl.org.

Talk on diabetic neuropathy planned

Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Neuropathy, a senior lunch presentation with Michael Kutka, MD, will be held on Sept. 3 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Merrimack Valley Hospital’s first-floor auditorium.

Kutka, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, is a member of the team at Merrimack Valley Hospital’s Wound Care & Hyperbaric Center. The cost of $5 includes a full dinner. Menu includes marinated chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable medley, cranberry sauce, salad, rolls, dessert, coffee and tea. Merrimack Valley Hospital is located at 140 Lincoln Ave. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 978-521-8140.

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