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kushangi parikh
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Username: Mom

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Friday, September 08, 2006 - 01:46 pm:   

The new library hours are as follows:

Hours of Service:
Monday -- 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday -- 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday -- 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday -- 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday -- 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday -- 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday -- Closed

Why did we spend many dollars for a new library facility only to find that we as citizens still need to utilize surrounding cities' library facilities? Children, as well as, adults of the community will use the facility after 7 pm and on Sundays.

Has there been any thought given to expanding the hours and including Sundays?

(Message edited by admin on September 11, 2006)
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 307
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 08:21 am:   

Our plan is to evaluate the demand for library hours once we open the new facility (the hours posted are the same we’ve been operating under for the last several years). If the citizens show us they want more hours, we will attempt to accommodate them in the next budget planning cycle.

People say they want more research hours—that’s why we offer the services of a librarian online 24 hours a day, 7 days per week with full access to our very extensive licensed databases. For students wanting help with homework, we have professional tutors available online from 3:00 until 9:00 p.m. most days. Again, our databases are the same ones offered by most local universities and folks can use them at home. For those who just want to pick something up quickly at the library, we have a drive-through window.

All of these things impact the way people use their library. So, we didn’t want to second guess the public and decided to keep the hours consistent until we know more.

Dr. Ronald R. Heezen
Director, Frisco Public Library
6101 Frisco Square Boulevard, Suite 3000
Frisco, TX 75034
(972) 292-5610 Phone
(972) 292-5699 FAX
(214) 223-0495 Cell
rheezen@friscotexas.gov
 

Shafi Haque
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Username: Shafi_haque

Post Number: 41
Registered: 01-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 08:45 am:   

What is the online URL?
Also How Students can access to this online help?

Thanks, Shafi
 

Dr. Ron Heezen, Library Director
Moderator
Username: Ron_heezen

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 12:29 pm:   

Our web address is http://www.friscolibrary.com

Students who want the help of the tutor service should scroll down about 3/4 of the way and click on the icon for "Live Homework Help" on the right side or on the highlighted words at the left. If they want the services of a live librarian, click on "AnswerZone" at the top of the page.
 

Brian C
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Username: Brianc

Post Number: 70
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 12:34 pm:   

1. How can we judge Sunday demand when the library has never been open on Sunday.
2. Is there security so that you know who is being provided tutoring? Right now, it would seem these services would be open to anyone around the world.

(Message edited by admin on September 20, 2006)
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 310
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2006 - 12:11 pm:   

Brian,

1. The library plans to conduct two surveys, one of library patrons and one of the general frisco population before the end of the year. These surveys will address many service related questions including hours of operation.
2. The tutoring services are available to those with an active Frisco library card.
 

Frisco Resident
New member
Username: Chicago_native

Post Number: 1
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Sunday, June 10, 2007 - 10:12 am:   

Have any changes been considered for the library hours? I have a really hard time getting to the library before 6:30 on a week night and then I have the pressure of the reminder over the intercom. "The library will be closing in 30 minutes." I like to go to the library without my kids sometimes so that I can relax and wind down from the day. The current hours make this impossible. Then I took my kids on Friday and guess what??? They close at 5pm instead of 7pm. So I had the same situation happen. On top of the crummy weekend hours. The last 4 towns that I have lived in (which were much smaller) all had much better hours than Frisco for weekdays and weekends.

It would be nice to use and enjoy this expensive library instead of just admiring it from afar.
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 405
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 - 03:12 pm:   

Currently the library is in the process of preparing the 2007-2008 budget request which includes staffing for additional hours. The goal is to stay open until 9:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and until 6:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday. We hope this addresses your need (and we hope it fits in the city’s available funds!).

Dr. Ronald R. Heezen, Director
Frisco Public Library
6101 Frisco Square Boulevard, Suite 3000
Frisco, TX 75034

(972) 292-5610 Phone
(972) 292-5699 FAX
(214) 223-0495 Cell
rheezen@friscotexas.gov
 

Brian C
New member
Username: Brianc

Post Number: 113
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 - 10:27 am:   

Have new hours been determined and if so, when do they start?
 

Curt Balogh, Spec. Asst. to the City Mgr
Board Administrator
Username: Admin

Post Number: 434
Registered: 02-2003
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - 10:44 am:   

The city administration is still reviewing all requests for additional funds and plans to make a recommendation to council in August for the new fiscal year which begins October 1.

Dr. Ronald R. Heezen, Director
Frisco Public Library
6101 Frisco Square Boulevard, Suite 3000
Frisco, TX 75034

(972) 292-5610 Phone
(972) 292-5699 FAX
(214) 223-0495 Cell
rheezen@friscotexas.gov
 

J. G.
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Username: Friscoresi

Post Number: 1
Registered: 08-2010
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 12:09 pm:   

Any plans on opening new library building on the east side of Frisco as we have three new high schools. It will be good studying environment for kids of all schools. Eventually the main library will get crowded.
 

Daniel Ford
Moderator
Username: Daniel_ford

Post Number: 23
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2010 - 04:19 pm:   

Thank you for your question about the library. The Frisco Public Library’s master plan includes branch libraries in each quadrant of the city. In the 2006 bond election, Frisco citizens passed a bond to build the first branch. The location of the first branch will be determined at the time that the bonds are sold. In an effort to make the library more easily accessible now we have an e-branch with downloadable items, online homework help and other services, email reference services, and a drive through window to pick up items placed on hold (www.friscolibrary.com).
 

Rashmi Vaibhav Sathe
New member
Username: Rashmisathe

Post Number: 2
Registered: 06-2012
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012 - 02:28 pm:   

It would be helpful to have a library on Eldorado somewhere between Coit Rd.and Custer Rd. There is a dense yet growing residential neighborhood that can benefit with it.
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
Moderator
Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 224
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 04:29 pm:   

Thank you for your feedback about where you would like to have a library branch located. We appreciate your comments. As a part of the 2006 bond election the citizens of Frisco approved the building of a library branch. Once the Council approves moving forward with the building of a branch, citizen input opportunities, as well as traffic and library usage studies will be conducted to determine the branch’s location.

If you have any additional questions or concerns please call or email me. I am happy to speak with you about future library branches and current library services.

Sincerely,
Shelley Holley
Director of Library Services
Frisco Public Library
972.292.5610
sholley@friscotexas.gov

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