Hickory – With local schools resuming classes this fall, Hickory Public Library is adding Saturday hours for its popular “Library To-Go” pickup service and limited computer lab access. Beginning Saturday, August 22, Library To-Go pickup service and computer lab access will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library and Ridgeview Branch Library.

Library To-Go pickup service for library books, music, and movies continues to be available between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library and the Ridgeview Branch.

The service allows patrons to request holds on library materials through their online library accounts and over the phone by dialing 828-304-0500. Available Items will be packed and ready to pick up by 10 a.m. on the next scheduled pickup day.

“The Library To-Go program has been greatly appreciated and widely utilized by the Hickory community. As students return to classes, we are excited to now provide additional access to library services for local students and their families,” said Hickory Library Director Sarah Greene.

In addition to Library To-Go pickup service, computer lab access continues to be available at both Hickory Public Library branches Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with patrons limited to 1-hour sessions.

Library staff is available to answer any questions regarding library accounts, materials, and Library To-Go requests by phone at 828-304-0500, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.