Kidsgrove Library set to re open

Kidsgrove  Library is scheduled to re-open on Monday 27th July as part of Staffordshire County Council’s phased reopening of their 43 libraries which began on Monday, 6th July.

Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member responsible for Libraries, said: “This is not a return to normality, but a welcome step towards it as we begin to carefully reopen much-loved library buildings. Hand sanitising, hygiene and social distancing arrangements will all be in place and if Personal Protective Equipment is necessary it will be distributed to staff and volunteers where appropriate. We will be running an ‘order and collect’ service to start with – so no browsing – and there will be limited numbers of visitors allowed in at any one time.”

Meeting rooms will remain closed and there will be no access to toilets, PCs, printers, photocopiers, or bus pass renewals in person. Although there will be no physical events or activities in the buildings, the service’s online service and highly successful social media engagement will continue.

All libraries will initially open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday.

Staffordshire libraries already have a ‘home delivery’ service for those unable to visit and that is being extended to include those who are currently isolating and prefer physical books to the council’s online service ‘Borrowbox’. If anyone wants to make use of it they should contact the library.

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