I have been asked to send out the following message to the village on behalf of our Community Library.  Please share with family and friends who may not receive Alerts.

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For those of you that are library users, you should note that Flackwell Heath Community Library will re-open with a limited service on July 7th, as detailed below:

From 7th July Flackwell Heath Community Library will operate a ‘Click & Collect’ service from the foyer, for books that are physically in the library, and also accept ‘Returns’.  We will operate under rigorous hygiene and social distancing standards which will necessarily entail restrictions on how we operate. This is for the safety of our volunteers and our borrowers.

Ø  Borrowers can browse the Bucks Libraries online catalogue for books that are in stock in Flackwell Heath library. [Go to the Buckinghamshire Libraries web site > Search / Borrow a Library Item > select ‘Advanced Search’ > select ‘Flackwell Heath Community Library’ from the drop down list.’]
Ø  Borrowers may then request books by contacting a central service team who will determine how best to satisfy the request, call the customer to discuss if necessary, then pass on the request to Flackwell Heath library. [Complete a web-based form on the Buckinghamshire Libraries web site or call 01296 382 415].  The normal ‘Reservations’ service will be available later.
Ø  We will contact the borrower when books are ready for collection
Ø  Books are collected from the library foyer – only one person at a time, otherwise queue 2m apart outside. There is no access to the library itself.
Ø  Our library opening hours will be: Tuesdays and Saturdays 10.00 – 12.00
Ø  ‘Returned’ books are placed in quarantine for 3 days before re-issue. The current amnesty on fines has been extended to 31st July 2020. Please ensure ‘pre-lockdown’ books are returned before this date.
Ø  Latest details will be provided on Facebook and on the library noticeboard.

Note that libraries run directly by Buckinghamshire Council are currently already offering this service and will be offering a full library service from 6th July.  Go to the  Buckinghamshire Libraries web site to see which libraries are open.  A full service from Flackwell Heath will be available later – we will update Facebook as soon as we have the date.  (End of message)

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Thank you for your help.
Stay safe.
D Gresswell