“The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library.”
― Albert Einstein
Good news - The library is re-opening
For the first two weeks we will be operating a phased re-opening. We will open on:
Tuesday 08th September and Tuesday 15th September from 3 pm to 5 pm and Saturday 12 September and Saturday 19 September from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.
Afterwards these hours will be reviewed and possibly increased. There will be strict rules which will have to be followed.
1 - No-one who has symptoms will be allowed into the Library.
2 - We will have a clearly sign posted one-way system.
3 - Visitors must wear a face covering, unless exempt, and will also need to sanitize their hands when they enter and leave.
4 - Strict social distancing must be observed.
5 - Initially no children will be allowed in but parents can pre- order books and collect them for the children.
There will be no browsing for books, they will have to be ordered in advance by telephone, on-line or by filling in an order form which will be provided. When you order books, you will be asked what your preferred genre is, and if you have any preference for particular authors. It is important that you include your library card number. The volunteers will select books and put them in an elastic band with a name label ready for collection. Please bring a bag.
It will not be possible to order books from other libraries as there are no deliveries or transfers at present. We have to rely on our present stock. Books being returned will be placed on a trolley by the returner where they will remain for 72 hours before being returned to the shelves.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK.
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Werrington Library – One Year On
Last year, The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP opened Werrington Library, The library is now celebrating its one year anniversary. Karen said:
“Considering their fantastic achievements in the past, I had no doubt that the Werrington Community Volunteers Group would make a success of the Community Library. But a year on and I can safely say that the library has surpassed even my high expectations.
I have been particularly impressed by the Wellbeing Centre, believed to be the first of its kind in the country linked to a library, which has fostered the strong sense of community for which Werrington is known.
The Werrington Volunteers Group have succeeded in creating a true community library for a 21st century Werrington, and I have no doubt that the project will continue to go from strength to strength.
I was honoured to open the library last year, and will continue to support this wonderful volunteer venture in the years to come.”
The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP (Staffordshire Moorlands) Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport
Much of what happens in Werrington would not be possible without the kind support of our partners, we are proud to be working with: