Status Update

Status update 19 July 2021

We’ve extended our browsing sessions to include Monday and Friday mornings so our opening times are now:

  • Mondays and Fridays: 10-12 and 2-4
  • Wednesdays: 2-4
  • Saturdays 10-12

After 19 July we will be removing our one-way system and social distancing zones. However, in view of the current high covid infection rates,  our volunteers will continue to use face masks and we ask you to do the same. Please continue to use use hand sanitiser before handling books etc. We will be retaining the “sneeze screens” at the front desk and will not be restoring seating in the library for the time being.

Families are also able to browse on Saturday mornings or after school on Mon, Wed, or Friday afternoons. We’re asking you to book a slot for the family sessions by calling us on 2377657. They are proving popular.

Our library in Lowedges (relocated to what used to be the Terminus Café) is open Monday 10am-1pm and Wednesday 10am – 4pm. If you’re interested in volunteering to help here please email

We are now offering Friday coffee mornings outdoors from 10.30 to 11.30 on the tarmac area at the rear of the library. Free tea, coffee, biscuits, and conversation.

Thanks to all the gardeners, the visitors, and the kind weather that made our Open Gardens weekend such a success. There are a few photos here.

Our 2021 scarecrow festival and competition will run from 7-21 August. You can enter the competition online using this link. Last date for entries is 3 August.

Registrations are now open for our Summer Reading Challenge, for children up to 11. Just call in at the library to get started.

We’re hosting two events for the Children’s University Festival of Fun which provides free activities throughout the summer. More info here.

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)