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Library to remain open, cut hours

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The Wareham Free Library has received enough outside funding to keep the main branch open, though operating hours will still be reduced, according to library director Denise M. Medeiros. Starting Monday, the main library at 59 Marion Road will only be open three days a week, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The Spinney branch at 259 Onset Ave. will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. The library recently received a commitment from the Wareham Library Foundation for $70,000 to help make up for a budget shortfall, and will also be turning to the nonprofit Friends of the Wareham Free Library for financial support. Medeiros said that relying on local fund-raising groups is not a permanent solution, “but at least this gives us the opportunity to explore all of our options.”

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