St. Louis County Library will extend hours at the Meramec Valley and Eureka Hills branches, and introduce year-round Sunday hours at four branches starting Jan. 1, 2013.
The branch hours at Meramec Valley and Eureka Hills will match the rest of the library system's branches. The branches will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Daniel Boone, Florissant Valley, Headquarters and Tesson Ferry branches will all be open on Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.
The changes are made possible by the passage of Proposition L in November, according to a library news release. Proposition L, approved by 58 percent of the voters on Nov. 6, increases the library's tax ceiling by 6 cents to 26 cents per $100 valuation. The increase will fund new branches where needed, repair and remodel others and enhance service at all 20 locations. Planning for the new projects will begin in 2013.
The county library has also introduced Book-a-Trainer computer assistance sessions. Computer lab trainers will help library users learn new skills — such as filling out online job applications or creating charts and graphs, for example — during one-on-one 30- or 60-minute sessions. These sessions can take place at any county library branch on the library user's laptop or a library computer. Registration is required and can be made by calling 314-994-3300 or through the library website.