The Framingham Main Library Sunday hours are presently restricted to only 3 hours, between 2 to 5 p.m. This makes it extremely difficult for senior citizens and others to access the public library. Because of limited access to transportation, extended Sunday hours for the public would maximize opportunities for the seniors and others in our population to take advantage of the library facilities and programs. Three hours is simply not enough and does not serve the public in an adequate way.
My request to Town Meeting is to increase the funding to the library for the amount of $14,000 in order to open the library from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. This amount is less than 1% of the available $1.7 million that Framingham has received from the State this fall.
The very small investment is multiplied many times over by the number of people who will take advantage of the libraries programs, communication center, arts and job aid resources.
I urge all Town Meeting members to vote yes for this small investment which is for the people and taxpayers of this town.
11 Summit St. Framingham