ANACORTES— The Anacortes Public Library is rebranding itself, which means new hours and a new logo starting in September.
Beginning Saturday, the library will open every day at 11 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. on weekdays and 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
The change in hours was made after community members voiced a need for more consistent opening times, library Director Ruth Barefoot said.
The library used to open at 10 a.m. Mondays, noon Saturdays and 11 a.m. all other days.
Later in September, Barefoot said the new logo will be implemented on the library’s materials.
“It took us a while to come up with a wonderful logo that we really like, and it kind of says a lot about what we are,” Barefoot said.
The logo can be interpreted many ways, she said. The wavy lines could represent the turning pages of a book, or they could be seen as ocean waves — a nod to the city’s maritime roots.
Barefoot said the rebranding signifies the library’s effort to unify the organization’s many moving parts.
“What we really want to do is bond together and have a consistent look and feel,” she said. “At a glance, we want anyone to know something is from the Anacortes library.”
The library will host an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, to celebrate the rebranding.