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January 2022 Status Update

Covid case numbers in Stannington are rising rapidly, but for the moment library users can continue to come in and browse our shelves. We have a Risk Assessment in place that is designed to ensure that this service operates in a safe manner both for our library users and volunteers, and we are monitoring the situation closely.

We have screens to separate incoming and outgoing customers, a Track & Trace and hand sanitiser station, lots of signage to help you follow the one-way routes around the bookcases and our front desk area has a safety screen. We are managing the numbers allowed into the library, so that the space doesn't become overcrowded, as well as making sure that we have lots of windows open so that the library is well ventilated.

As we have only a small space, a limit of 3 adults or 1 small family group and 2 adults may currently enter to browse at the same time.  We ask that you restrict your time in the library to 15 minutes, especially if there are others waiting to come in.

In line with the latest guidance, we require you to wear a face covering when you are in the library, and to maintain social distancing. Please continue to use the hand sanitiser before you handle books.

We have temporarily closed our Second-Hand Bargains Corner but hope to open it again in the near future.

We intend to keep our Public Computer available so you can call in or phone to book a session.  The Public Computer is situated next to an open window, so please make sure you wear warm clothing.

Our Order & Collect service is still in operation if you would prefer not to browse our shelves. 

Thanks for helping us to keep your library a safe place for everyone.

STAND was formed in 2013 after Sheffield City Council announced its decision to close sixteen libraries (including Stannington) unless volunteers took them on. STAND was registered as a charity in 2014 and is funded by grants, donations and fund-raising activities. The library is run by a team of dedicated volunteers.