STANNINGTON LIBRARY WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, BUT PLANS ARE BEING PUT IN PLACE FOR OUR RETURN WHEN THE CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 SITUATION PERMITS
Here is a statement of the current situation:
All the volunteer libraries are busy discussing arrangements for re-opening if and when the COVID-19 situation permits it. But there are many things to consider and no decisions have yet been made.
Sheffield Libraries have not made any announcements yet, but we are following developments closely and talking to them about the safest possible ways of operating our libraries in line with public health guidance. All concerned will want full confidence in those procedures before returning. Ensuring the safety of our volunteers and our users will remain our primary aim.
Stannington Library is a small space and we need to think carefully about how social distancing can be observed. All libraries have to work out ways of ensuring that all books are clear of infection before they are taken out, and again when they are returned. We are looking at how to ensure safe loans and returns for people using the RFID self-service kiosk, as well as for borrowing ‘yellow sticker’ books.
It is unlikely that any change to the current status of the library will happen before July at the earliest, but we will make announcements as soon as we can. Please watch this space.
Also, please keep checking the RESOURCES page of our website (https://stanningtonlibrary.com/resources-page/), our public Facebook page and/or our Twitter account (@booksSTAND) where we continue to share links to interesting, informative and entertaining online content. See also Sheffield Libraries’ e-library page where you can borrow e-books, e-audio books and other material using your library card. Follow this link https://bit.ly/2z0UA34_e-library
As soon as we can speak with certainty about re-opening, we will. But much work has to be done, by ourselves and by official bodies at various levels, before we will be able to do that.
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Stannington Library is managed by
STAND (Stannington & District Library Group) was formed in 2013 after two public meetings that explored the issues raised by Sheffield City Council’s announced withdrawal of formal support for Stannington Library. Since then, the group has been formalised, a committee was formed and teams of volunteers were recruited