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Tuolumne County Libraries To Close Two Days Next Week

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Sonora, CA –Tuolumne County libraries will be closed for two days next week.

The closures are due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and a retreat. All of the branches: Groveland, Sonora, Tuolumne, and Twain Harte will be closed on Monday (Jan. 17) for the holiday and Thursday, January 20th for a one-day staff retreat. Tuolumne County Library and Recreation Manager Eric Aitken detailed, “The retreat is to start work on a new strategic plan for the library.  The last one that was completed was the Vision 2020.  We will start the process of long-range planning for where we would like to see the library system be in the next 5 years.” He added,  “This initial meeting is to start the process with staff but we will definitely be reaching out to our partners and the community afterward to get their input on where they would like to see the library system.”

Their doors will reopen on Friday, January 21st with the normally scheduled hours, which recently changed.

Library new hours put in place at the beginning of the year are below:

  • Sonora Main Library – open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Groveland Branch – open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 12 p.m.-5 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 pm.
  • Tuolumne and Twain Harte Branches – open Tuesdays through Thursdays from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

COVID mask restrictions remain in place at all locations with anyone entering libraries, regardless of vaccination status, required to wear a mask. County officials remind patrons that the library is open 24/7 online, click here, and its Automated Phone Line (209) 533-1468.