Crowland Community Hub hopes to attract younger users now it has extended its library service opening times.
The full library service is available from 12.30pm-5pm on Tuesdays, taking the total provision to 26.5 hours a week – including 15 hours of self-service.
Crowland Community Hub chairman Paul Bywater said: “We are delighted to be able to provide these extra hours of full library service, and it demonstrates that we are able to meet requirements of users thanks to our growing team of trained volunteers.
“One of our objectives has been to attract more younger library users, and we think these extra hours will be appealing to children on the way home from school.”
The boost for library users in Crowland came on the day that Lincolnshire County Council voted on outsourcing library services across the county to an outside organisation, Greenwich Leisure Ltd.
Crowland’s hub officially opened on October 31 and has been raising funds through donations, events and a new charity shop to cover costs associated with running the library.
Mr Bywater added: “We have striven to reach this stage after two years of hard work by the Hub, and the road ahead is by no means certain. We, and the people of Crowland, are relying on Lincolnshire County Council to protect the future of the hub.”