Status Update

Status update 8 September 2020

First off … if you’re looking for our scarecrow gallery, don’t panic, it’s still on-line and available at this link.

We have now re-opened  for “limited browsing” on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 2-4pm. There are marked zones to encourage social distancing, and a one-way system in operation. Users are required to wear a face covering. Children will not be allowed in but adults may choose books on their behalf from the children’s library. There will be limited access to public computers, printing and photocopying facilities.

Our “click and collect” service is still available.  You can order books and hearing aid batteries in three ways.

  1. Using a form on the web site using this link. This is the preferred method.
  2. By completing a printed pre-order form (available from Key Homecare, next to Cello) and dropping it in the mailbox by the library entrance
  3. By phoning in your order to 0114 2377657. The phone will only be staffed at times when we’re open.

The “collect” sessions operate from 10.00 – 12.00 on Monday and Friday mornings.

Many council-run libraries are also offering order and collect services. For further information and opening times click here.

We’re planning to hold another book sale on the lawn, weather permitting, from 10-12am on Saturday 3 October. As before, please try to have the right money as we won’t be giving change.

Our  Open Gardens weekend on 5/6 September raised £1,100. Our thanks to the gardeners who opened and the many visitors who visited.

We haven’t set any dates yet to re-start our indoor “non-core” services such as coffee mornings, knit and natter, book club, chatterbooks, evening talks or film nights.

A good way to keep up to date with what’s going on is to subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter. More info here.

Chris Brown (Chairman, Friends of Greenhill Library)