Haddenham Community Library and ALL libraries in Buckinghamshire are now
until further notice
Link to the County Library Service from our website for more information
As before borrowers need not worry about returning books out on loan as all loans have automatically been extended and no fines will be charged once the libraries are again open for returns. Also there is no interruption to the online library services providing a wide range of magazines, audio books, newspapers and books for all ages.
The Click and Collect service previously offered by the county libraries has also been suspended until further notice as library staff will be redeployed to support the mass vaccination programme and work to support the vulnerable and shielding members of society.
Limited access to public computers will be available at the Council Access Points (CAP) sites in the Buckinghamshire Council Offices in Walton Street, Aylesbury, The Gateway, Aylesbury, or King George V Drive, Amersham and Queen Victoria Road, High Wycombe.
From all of us at the library: the trustees, the volunteers and the manager, Sarah Whitmore, we urge you to stay at home and keep safe and we look forward to welcoming you back into the library once again after the lockdown is lifted.
When we are open returning books should be placed in the plastic boxes at the front door. All books are quarantined before being returned to the shelves.
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.
Tuesdays 10am - 1pm
Fridays 10am - 1pm
Sorry - we are CLOSED until further notice due to current Covid restrictions
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!
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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.
Click on the Learn My Way logo above to learn more.