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COVID 19

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Haddenham Community Library has a stock of FREE lateral flow COVID-19 home testing kits which may be collected from the library during opening hours

Lifting of COVID Restrictions on July 19th

What this means for Library Users

 

Link to the County Library Service from our website for more information

 

 As from Tuesday July 20th in the library we will:

 

  • no longer be limiting the number of people entering the building

  • stop quarantining your returned books

  • return access to the public computers

  • resume the self- service photocopying and scanning facilities

 

We will be following working safely guidance in order to help everyone in the library stay safe, protect others and reduce the spread of the virus. So, in order to help reduce the risk of transmission of the COVID-19 virus in the library we will:

 

  • Retain the Perspex counter screens

  • Expect and recommend that customers continue to wear face coverings

  • Encourage customers to maintain social distancing when browsing or queuing

  • Request that customers practice improved hygiene using the sanitizing hand gel on entry and hand wipes using a public computer or CAP phone

  • Retain Track and Trace QR code posters

 

Following the advice of the government our library volunteer staff and manager will be wearing face coverings when working in public spaces.  For your peace of mind and safety, we will keep the library well- ventilated and maintain high levels of cleanliness, regularly cleaning surfaces people frequently touch. 

 

We are working on plans to eventually return our soft furnishing from storage and extend our opening hours. If all goes to plan and restrictions are not re-imposed, we should be able to have the library ready for taking bookings for hire and hosting limited activities from September 7th.

 

The Board of Trustees, Library Manager and volunteer staff would like to say a big thank you for your co-operation with the measures we have had to put in place throughout the pandemic. We will of course review and adjust these as and when the situation improves. We understand that COVID19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future and please rest assured that we will continue to make every effort to manage the risk to yourselves and others whilst in the Haddenham Community Library so that your visit is as secure and comfortable as we can possibly make it.

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Opening Hours

 

Tuesdays 10am - 1pm

Thursdays 2pm - 5pm

Fridays 10am - 1pm

We are open again!

Please come to see us!

Returning Books

When we are open, books may be returned at the counter although you may continue to return them to the blue plastic boxes by the front door if you prefer.

When the library is closed, books may be returned to ANY library in Buckinghamshire. Please check the county library website for details of their opening hours.

 

WHAT's NEW

Amazon Smile

 

This is what Amazon says:

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on amazon.co.uk. The difference is that when customers shop through the URL smile.amazon.co.uk, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisations selected by customers.

Haddenham Community Library has signed up to be a beneficiary charity of this scheme. If you would like to support us, every time you place an order through Amazon Smile, choose us as your beneficiary charity and we will receive a donation from Amazon equal to a percentage of your order. Nothing changes in regard to your ordering, but everything changes for us!

Thank you for your support!

Book Clubs Are All The Rage!

Haddenham Community Library volunteers have a book club, the library serves local book clubs by ordering and lending reading sets, and the Duchess of Cornwall has launched her own virtual book club, The Reading Room, on Instagram. The Duchess considers reading to be "a great adventure", author Nikesh Shukla describes books as 'mirrors' to your own life and as 'windows' to other worlds, and since the beginning of lockdown it is estimated that 40% of children are reading more than normal. Sharing the experience of reading is clearly comforting. 

And if you are looking to expand your reading during lockdown, why not join the Ten-Minute Book Club which "aims to make a great conversation about literature possible, and to offer a quick and accessible way into some of the greatest writing by extraordinary writers from all backgrounds". Every Friday they will post a free literary excerpt that can be read in just ten minutes. Each extract has been chosen by Oxford academics, and is paired with free resources and an introduction by an expert suggesting themes or contexts to think about as you read, by yourself or in discussion with family, friends, colleagues, or anyone else you’d like to connect with.

And if you like the excerpt - borrow the book from the library!

In a world where our movements are restricted due to Coronavirus, many more people are beginning to rely on computers and tablets for reading as well as socialising. If you need help to get started or would like some tips to further your understanding, you might like to try this free resource.

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Click on the Learn My Way logo above to learn more.

July Book of The Month

Bucks County Library

Us Three

 by 

Ruth Jones