Crewe Library makes changes to hours
May 23, 2011 by Gareth
Crewe Library will be changing its opening hours with effect from 1st June 2011 to open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9am and 7pm, whilst on Wednesdays and Fridays the hours are 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays are open 9am to 1pm.
This change has been communicated to the local community using printed communications in the library itself and has also been documented on websites and in local news.
The organisation that oversees the running of Crewe Library is Cheshire East Libraries, which is part of Cheshire East Council. As well as being in charge of communicating this change, Cheshire East Libraries also run the events that are regularly held in libraries throughout the region. The most recent of these is the Adult Learner’s Week which runs from 17th – 20th May 2011.
Cheshire East Libraries has in the past used communications to publicise their events using local printing company services such as poster and flyer printing. Crewe Library ran classes on digital photography and crafts as well as IT taster sessions as part of Adult Learner’s Week and these events have been well-publicised on the Library and Council websites. However, it is important for organisations to consider their audience when communicating information about an event – for example, an IT taster course is unlikely to appeal to those who are already technologically savvy enough to use the internet and would therefore potentially be better advertised using traditional methods such as flyer printing.
In the case of Crewe Library, a dual-edged approach to communicate their changes by publishing these both physically and electronically is the right way to go.