Previously, the library was open the minimum 63 hours per week over six days, a state requirement based on the size of the community, Verny said.
”People are very understanding that we haven’t been able to do a lot of things over the past decade that we would have liked to have done,” the mayor said. “We’ll see how it works out and, if we get a lot of people, we’ll see what we can do to keep it going. But I can’t make any promises.”
Verny said the library will have five or six staff members working on Sundays and they will be supplemented by a temporary staffing service run by the Massachusetts Library System.
She said her staff volunteered for the Sundays they wanted to work.
Sunday services at Haverhill library
• Homework help for students
• Passes to museums in the region available
• Meeting room use
• Access to the print, ebook and e-resource collections