MapleRidgeCouncil has decided to have the Maple Ridge Public Library open on Sundays through the summer, starting in 2018. It has been past practice for the Library to be closed on Sundays outside of the school year (late July to after the Labour Day weekend).

“Council unanimously supported this recommendation,” said Mayor Nicole Read. “This facility is more than a place to borrow reading materials. It is a gathering place for the community used extensively by community groups and organizations. More than that, this space has become a popular place for cultural celebrations and youth programming and the investment is more than offset by the benefits to the community.”

With this move the Maple Ridge Public Library will now be open seven days a week throughout 2018 with the exception of Statutory Holidays.