The Waldoboro Public Library announced that, through a generous financial gift, it will increase the hours it is open to the public.

The new hours will be Monday and Thursday from noon to 7 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is an increase of four hours and allows the library to respond more fully to the needs of its patrons.

Many people are not aware that as the economy has taken a downturn, use at libraries nationwide has increased, and this is true at the Waldoboro Public Library as well.