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The local history center at the Broome County Public Library has added weekend hours.

County historian Gerald Smith says the center at the library in downtown Binghamton now is open Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The center is on the second floor of the Court Street library.

Smith says the Saturday hours were instituted in April to provide additional opportunities for area residents to learn about the region's history.