SARATOGA SPRINGS — The Saratoga Springs Public Library is extending its hours beginning Jan. 2. The library will open for an additional 18 hours each week and is seeking volunteers to help fill that time.

The new library hours will be 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. It will still be closed on Friday and Sunday.

The extended hours are a result of residents’ requests and are also required by the Utah State Library to receive state certification. Once certified, the library will be eligible to apply for state grants and join the Utah County Libraries coalition to allow shared use between neighboring libraries.

“The extended hours will better meet the needs of our residents and help the library meet Utah State Library requirements for certification,” said Melissa Grygla, library director. “However, with the additional hours, we are also in need of additional volunteers.”

To better serve patrons, the library is seeking additional volunteers for the following times: 2-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturdays. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least two hours on a consistent basis. Volunteer applications are available at the library or online at